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Medicaid changes provide incentives for providers to become more efficient and lower costs

Unlike some neighboring states facing Medicaid budget shortfalls of hundreds of millions, currently Mississippi does not have a looming budget deficit. But Dr. David Dzielak, executive director of Division of Medicaid in Mississippi, said all that could change dramatically in the months ahead. “The Medicaid budget is a very complicated dynamic that is often difficult to project into the future,” ...

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Rustic Papazu Salon dazzles customers with creative, fun atmosphere

The Papazu Salon, located at 612 Liberty Road next to a horse pasture just a short distance from Lakeland Drive, has a charming, laid-back atmosphere that has won the beauty salon a loyal following. Papazu Salon makes hair care fun, said customer Carol McDill. “The motif of the salon is pleasantly unique,” McDill said. “I would describe the decor as ...

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MSU economists lay out good, bad news related to Sandy’s financial impact

The economic damage from Sandy, which meteorologists and scientists dubbed “Frankenstorm” before and during her strike on the Northeastern U.S. last week, will likely take months to calculate. Mississippi State University economists said that, like the storm surge in Manhattan and along the Jersey Shore, Sandy’s financial impact could be historic. Part of that will be the losses incurred by ...

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Read November 2 issue of MBJ

GULF COAST Scaled-back port plan offers chance of timely completion— by Ted Carter PORT CHIEF Search firm likely to lead effort fill job— by Ted Carter GULF COAST $21.1 million recreational harbor, downtown facelift will redefine Bay St. Louis waterfront— by Lisa Monti LAW Supreme Court clears way for excess insurers to pursue claims against counsel — by Clay Chandler SUPERSTORM SANDY MSU economists lay ...

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Fox host Varney marvels at 'convenience' of jobs report during Jackson visit

Economist-turned-Fox Business host Stuart Varney likes nothing more than poking an accusing finger at what most of the rest of us take as accepted truths. The conservative commentator who says he left England in 1974 to escape its class warfare” visited Jackson Tuesday to address the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Of course, the question was bound to come up ...

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Settlement checks coming, but Hosemann 'disappointed' in SEC

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state securities regulators from Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee are notifying investors entitled to reimbursement from the recent Morgan Keegan settlement that their states’ fund distribution checks will be mailed Nov. 5. A.B. Data, Ltd., as the fund administrator, will be mailing checks to all investors who filed an approved eligible claim within the ...

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Report forecasts state to see 'slow but improving' growth

JACKSON — The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook, a quarterly publication, is now available. Published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), the Outlook presents the state economic forecast for 2012 to 2017, and includes detailed employment forecasts by sector. Regional, national and international developments impacting the state economy are ...

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Poultry exec scoffs at MSU professors' post-Sandy predictions

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Delmarva peninsula’s poultry industry is up and running after emerging from Superstorm Sandy relatively unscathed. The Delaware Department of Agriculture said there was no significant flooding or poultry house damage, and that chicken farmers are generally in good shape. Feed trucks are back on the road, and poultry processing plants resumed operations Wednesday. Bill Satterfield, executive ...

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Corps sends personnel to areas affected by Sandy

VICKSBURG — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has tasked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist with the disaster relief mission underway in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Three Vicksburg District employees, Jasper Lummus, Greg Williams and Lamar Jenkins are onsite serving as subject matter experts for debris removal efforts in Philadelphia, Pa., and Colt Neck, N.J. Jasper ...

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