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Ownership transition is back to the future

Before we get too far down the road of proclaiming Journal Inc. as the second coming of newspaper ownership, let’s not discount The Dolan Company for what it has done for the Mississippi Business Journal. Having said that, there is no one more excited about the recent happenings in which Tupelo-based Journal Inc. announced it […] [...]

MDA chief shows early leadership on workforce issue

Like any good salesman about to embark on selling a new product, Brent Christensen has assessed his product’s strengths and weaknesses. The new executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority sees the state set to play a strong hand in the energy and health care sectors. Mississippi’s hand is on the weak side, though, in […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: UAW foothold in Mississippi would be bad for business

Congressman Bennie Thompson held a news conference recently to say he supports workers’ rights for a union. Well, we support that right, too. But that doesn’t mean it will be a good thing for all of Mississippi if the United Auto Workers convinces folks to start a union at the Nissan auto plant in Canton. […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Questions we should ask the new chief of the MDA

Last time the State of Mississippi went to Gainesville, Fla., to fill a job, it scored a winner in Dan Mullen, whom Mississippi State University lured away from the University of Florida football coaching staff to be head Bulldog in Starkville. Consecutive wins over Ole Miss and a pair of bowl victories have the folks […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: With redistricting, the Delta now more isolated than ever

District 28 belonged for many years to “the Chairman” Charlie Capps, a Democrat in name who often voted with Republicans. Certainly he put his district’s interests above party. David Norquist held the seat for a term and a half after Chairman Charlie. While Norquist was more than a Democrat in name, he, too, often crossed […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Signs point to costly provincialism in demise of Landmark

Sticking it to your neighbor can be a gratifying exercise for some Mississippi legislators — especially when they aren’t personally writing the checks that cover the cost of the sticking. Which brings us to the sticking leaders of the Mississippi House of Representatives gave Jackson and the state’s taxpayers on April 3, the last day […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Bryant, others should concentrate on issues, not media

Gov. Phil Bryant was quick to lay blame at the feet of the national and statewide media for Mississippi’s poor race-relations image at the recent Mission Mississippi Governor’s Prayer Luncheon. Bryant said that the national media must have been champing at the bit to see if he, a white Republican, and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Hoping Christmas was merry and the New Year is happy

by Published: December 26,2011

Tags: Christmas, Gov. Haley Barbour, Happy New Year, Phil Bryant

Cleaning up from Christmas is a ritual that can last for several days as the kids — and parents — play with their new toys in the living room before finally finding them a permanent home. With that, we will stop saying Merry Christmas and begin to look forward with the greeting of  “Happy New […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Big questions for Kemper County coal plant come down to who knew what and when

by Published: December 15,2011

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In May of 2010 we wrote, “For better or worse, the economic future for the next 40 years in southeastern Mississippi will be greatly impacted by the decision of Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. “ Justices with the Mississippi Supreme Court may be asking now how he came to his decision when he changed his […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: ‘Facilitate’ some sunshine on Jackson convention hotel deal

Our capital city wants to go into the hospitality business by co-signing a $96 million loan for a 16-floor convention headquarters hotel. Yet Jackson taxpayers — the exact same ones who’ll have to make up the difference if the hotel lands in the red — know few of the details of the deal and even […] [...]

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