A new state law that took effect at the first of the year will have an impact on all drivers in the state, with officials saying they are hopeful the new rules will also have a positive impact on insurance rates.
Shelby County Commissioners narrowly advanced a proposal to hike the county’s wheel tax by $20 to pay for millions in improvements for MATA service. But the vote didn’t come easily and the proposal’s future appears shaky.
A new legislative session started in Mississippi Tuesday and the state’s outgoing governor says he hopes security at state prisons will be a top concern for lawmakers. But WMC Action News 5 found lawmakers are proposing more cuts to the Department of Corrections.
After President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving local and state communities 90 days to allow resettling of refugees, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris publicly reaffirmed the county's intention to welcome refugees.
Three months after Memphis voters approved hiking sales taxes to restore benefits cut to police and fire in 2014, city officials are saying publicly they’re concerned there won’t be enough sales tax money generated to cover the costs over time.
After three hours of debate Tuesday night, Memphis City Council members voted down an electric rate increase, which the utility wanted to make infrastructure investments. MLGW said they’re not done asking for the electric rate increase.
A Republican state representative in northwest Tennessee has now joined an effort by Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives to get rid of Gov. Bill Lee’s voucher plan next legislative session.
Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen introduced a bill called the Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous (FAIR) Act, which would prohibit airlines from charging fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs of services provided.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr says he does not recall a request by the White House to publicly defend President Trump over the July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which has become a central focus of the U.S House impeachment inquiry.
President Donald Trump will make a trip to Tupelo, Mississippi Friday to rally for conservatives in the state just a few days before Election Day. Party leaders are hoping for a bump as the race comes down to the wire.