Posts Tagged ‘Darrin Webb’

MSU’s ag economics department turns 100

STARKVILLE — A leading environmental economist will be the featured speaker Feb. 13 as Mississippi State University commemorates the centennial birthday of the agricultural economics department. University alumnus Richard T. Carson, now an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego, will speak at 2 p.m. in McCool Hall’s Taylor Auditorium. The event is […] [...]

Webb: Government is state’s top employer

JACKSON — State economist Darrin Webb says government is Mississippi’s largest employer these days. That’s a big change from 20 years ago, when manufacturing held the top spot in the state. Webb says Mississippi lost manufacturing jobs after the North American Free Trade Agreement was put in place in the 1990s. Webb told House Appropriations […] [...]

Legislators increase spending estimate; Bryant agrees

JACKSON — Top lawmakers yesterday increased the estimate of how much money Mississippi can spend on state government programs this budget year and next. Members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee voted to increase the revenue estimate from just under $5.1 billion to just over $5.2 billion for fiscal 2014, which ends June 30. They […] [...]

State’s tax collections come in well over outlook

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi tax collections for the first quarter of the state’s fiscal year — July through August — are 5.9 percent above the estimate and $124.3 million, or 12.1 percent, above what was collected during the same period a year ago. The estimate — made by legislative leaders upon advice of the state’s […] [...]

Hearings at end, lawmakers start to craft budget

JACKSON — Now that budget hearings are over, Mississippi lawmakers face a long process of deciding how to spend tax dollars for fiscal 2015, which begins July 1. The 14 members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee held four days of public hearings last week and quizzed agency leaders about how money is already being […] [...]

Job growth expected meager

by Nash Nunnery Published: December 26,2010

Tags: Darrin Webb, Stephen Douglas, unemployment

Any job growth will be appreciated for those who have been without during recession Stephen Douglas doesn’t need the latest labor statistics to tell him that finding a job in 2010 was tough. That’s because the Oxford resident, who worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for 12 years before being laid-off earlier this year, feels […] [...]

More of the same from market

by Lynn Lofton Published: December 26,2010

Tags: Darrin Webb, Dr. Donald Ratajczak, Mike Gibbs, morgan keegan, stock market, Terrell Kalmbach

The trend will continue to be no trend for the foreseeable future With the economy showing signs of recovery, many people are wondering what the stock market will do in 2011. “In our view, the economy should continue on a slowly improving path in 2011, although high unemployment and weak housing are likely to remain […] [...]

Webb replaces Pepper at IHL

Dr. Darrin Webb, a senior economist at the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for nearly 15 years, has been selected as the new State Economist. He assumes the position immediately from Dr. Phil Pepper, who retired at the end of June. In his years at IHL, Webb has worked closely with the Revenue Estimating […] [...]

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