JACKSON — Legislation that removes the Port of Gulfport and its $570 million post-Hurricane Katrina expansion and renovation from state government oversight has been sent to the governor. The Mississippi House gave final legislative approval to House Bill 1091 on Tuesday. The bill exempts the Port of Gulfport from state-agency bidding and purchasing oversight and [...] [...]
by MBJ Staff Published: April 15,2012
Tags: Capitol Street Associates, Clinton Mississippi, Cushman & Wakefield, Democrat, Department of Finance and Administration, Gov. Haley Barbour, House of Representatives, Jackson Mississippi, Kevin Upchurch, Landmark Center, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Philip Gunn, Sen. David Blount, Tom Weathersby
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 [...] [...]
by Clay Chandler Published: March 4,2012
Tags: Breck Hines, City of Jackson, Department of Finance and Administration, District at Eastover, Eastover, Entergy, Fondren, Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Northeast Jackson, Old Blind School, School for the Blind Trust Fund, Ted Duckworth, The District Land Development Co.
Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week [...] [...]