Posts Tagged ‘David Blount’

Legislators approve final version of religious practices bill

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers yesterday passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups. An early version of the bill, considered weeks ago, was similar to one that Arizona’s […] [...]

Lawmaker to push for online voter registration

JACKSON — State Sen. David Blount, a Democrat from Jackson, is drawing up a bill for the 2014 Legislature to allow online voter registration. The Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday. Blount told The Clarion-Ledger that he doesn’t believe there will be widespread opposition because mail-in voter registration is allowed now. Also, he said the new […] [...]

Hood could appeal ruling on campaign finance law

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says he might appeal a federal judge’s ruling that part of Mississippi’s campaign finance law creates an unconstitutional burden for people or groups that spend at least $200 to support or oppose a ballot initiative. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock ruled Monday that the state may require some level […] [...]

UMMC in talks to make Jackson’s Landmark home for 300 workers

Downtown’s long vacant Landmark Center is the preferred choice of the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center for a new workplace for around 300 information technology workers and other support staff. The governing board of the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning would have to approve UMMC’s purchase of the 340,000 square-foot building, which is on the […] [...]

April 6, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: April 8,2013

Tags: Clinton, David Blount, Department of Revenue, Philip Gunn, SouthPoint

[...]

State senator continues push for state offices consolidation

by Ted Carter Published: March 29,2013

Tags: Capitol Complex, David Blount, Millsaps College, State Capitol, state office consolidation

An effort for Capitol Complex consolidation say Mississippi — which supporters say would save $5 million a year on office leasing costs and whittle the space state workers occupy to levels consistent with federal standards — died earlier this month. The bill authored by Sen. David Blount and backed by a Millsaps College analysis easily […] [...]

The shared fortunes of the Capital City and its suburbs

by For the MBJ Published: March 1,2013

Tags: David Blount, Department of Revenue, Landmark Center, Phillip Gunn

Since 2011, a fight has been brewing in the state capitol over where the Department of Revenue (DOR) and its 500-plus workers are going to relocate. In one corner is Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, and in the other is Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton. Sen. Blount represents those who want to house the […] [...]

MDA reporting bill heads to the House

A bill designed to provide lawmakers an annual glimpse into the financial workings of the Mississippi Development Authority cleared the Senate one day before the Feb. 14 deadline. The bill would mandate the MDA provide lawmakers an annual rundown of the tax credits, grants, loans and repayment schedules the agency uses to lure new industry. […] [...]

Saving downtown Jackson and big dollars to boot

by MBJ Staff Published: February 8,2013

Tags: community development, David Blount, economic development, JACKSON, Millsaps College

Say a cash-strapped state like Mississippi had an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars on office space in the coming decades while injecting new economic life into its capital city. How fast would you give the idea a thumbs-up – or at least an in-depth ? State Sen. David Blount wants the state […] [...]

Bills: Move state offices to Capitol Complex

by Ted Carter Published: February 1,2013

Tags: Bill Brister, Capitol Complex, David Blount, JACKSON, Landmark Center, Millsaps College

Downtown Jackson would see hundreds of new workers and a whittling of its office space vacancies through proposals from Senate Public Property Committee Chairman David Blount to consolidate more state agencies into space available in the Jackson Capitol Complex. In support of a pair of bills he has introduced, Blount produced an analysis from Millsaps […] [...]

Next Page »

Recent Posts

Polls

How ready is your business for health care reform?

View Results

The MBJ poll should not be considered a scientific one. Results reflect only the opinion of those who participate.

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments