Posts Tagged ‘Billy McCoy’

Rep. Brown says he will run for Posey’s seat on PSC

JACKSON — Democratic state Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson said yesterday that he’s running in 2015 for a seat on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the three-member board that regulates utilities. Brown, 70, said he will seek the central district seat that is held by Republican Lynn Posey, a former state senator from Union Church. […] [...]

McCoy’s retirement as speaker extinction of legislative species

Everyone who keeps up with politics in Mississippi knew that it was on his mind. But everyone also knows that Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Billy McCoy can be one stubborn soul when he wants to be. Yet last week Speaker McCoy made what had to be a gut-wrenching decision for him. He […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Legislature missed a great opportunity

by Published: March 20,2011

Tags: Billy McCoy, MBJ Editorial, Terry Burton, Tommy Reynolds

After weeks of slow and steady progress under the Capitol dome, the Mississippi Legislature was in position to accomplish a rare feat in today’s highly partisan political atmosphere.  Despite the sabre rattling and public pronouncements of those clamoring for a costly court fight, the redistricting process was reduced to a single Senate vote. It represented […] [...]

MCPP President On Redistricting

JACKSON- Mississippi Center for Public Policy president Forest Thigpen comments Wednesday on current redistricting legislation at the Mississippi State Capitol. This is the first in a special series of interviews with Thigpen. [...]

Funding university research

Going back two decades, Mississippi’s current and former senators have distinguished themselves as masters of the earmark system. One of the primary beneficiaries of that targeted federal money has been the various research departments of the state’s colleges, universities and community colleges. That spigot most likely won’t flow like it once did, now that the […] [...]

Read their lips: No new taxes

Officials made feelings known in speeches at MEC’s annual event Mississippi’s statewide elected officials each spoke for about 10 minutes at last Thursday’s Hobnob. They all said pretty much the same thing: The state’s budget for fiscal year 2012 will be among the leanest the state has had in generations, and raising taxes on anything […] [...]

U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge Dedication

GREENVILLE- State lawmakers, transportation officials, and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation gathered in Greenville to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge, a massive structure that will connect Greenville, Miss. with Lake Village, Ark. and provide major economic development for the region. [...]

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