Posts Tagged ‘Department of Revenue’

CRAWFORD: Going RINO hunting

by Bill Crawford Published: February 22,2013

Tags: Department of Revenue, Phillip Gunn, republicans

Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line. Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top […] [...]

Clinton mayor wants competition – not politics – to decide DOR issue

by Ted Carter Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Clinton, Department of Revenue, Rosemary Aultman, South Pointe, WorldCom

Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman very much wants the Mississippi Department of Revenue to move its headquarters to the former WorldCom headquarters, now South Pointe Business Park. What Aultman says she doesn’t want, however, is for legislative politics to decide the outcome. If the DOR moves to Clinton’s South Pointe, she wants her town to win […] [...]

Legislature divided over Department of Revenue destination

Whiplash could be a consequence of watching recent action in the Legislature to determine the next home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The day before a bill to put the DOR headquarters in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center via a purchase passed the Senate on a 48-2 vote, House Speaker Philip Gunn successfully pushed a […] [...]

Read November 9 issue of MBJ

by MBJ Staff Published: November 9,2012

Tags: Department of Revenue, farmers markets, Mississippi River Marathon, Natchez, Whole Foods

DESTINATION SHOPPING Whole Foods breaks ground in Jackon— by Clay Chandler ENERGY Turbine project being eyed for Natchez— by Clay Chandler FUNDRAISING Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise awareness— by Clay Chandler EMPLOYMENT Outlook report looks at Magnolia State  — by Ted Carter GOVERNMENT Competition for DOR lease continues — by Ted Carter AGRICULTURE Farmers markets embrace food stamp […] [...]

Read October 15 issue of MBJ

by MBJ Staff Published: October 12,2012

Tags: Department of Revenue, Landmark Center, South Pointe

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Search is on for next Department of Revenue headquarters

The leadership of the Mississippi House of Representatives last week rebuffed a late-inning effort to salvage a move of the Mississippi Department of Revenue into downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center. House leaders are said to have no appetite for dealing with the DOR headquarters issue this year. State Sen. John Horhn tried to resurrect DOR headquarters’ […] [...]

Read April 16 issue of the MBJ online

>> RICK CLEVELAND SHIFTS GEARS Longtime sports columnist to head Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum — By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> SEARCH CONTINUES FOR DOR HQ No likelihood this session of securing the move of Department of Revenue into Jackson — by Ted Carter >> LEADERSHIP CHANGE AT HORNE Ridgeland CPA […] [...]

House committee kills Landmark/DOR proposal

Downtown boosters were stunned last Tuesday after the House Public Properties Committee declined to act on legislation to move the Mississippi Department Revenue to downtown’s Landmark Center, thus preventing a House vote on the measure already approved by the Senate. The potential move of the DOR headquarters from Raymond into 200,000 square feet of the […] [...]

New faces in new places leave fate of inventory tax reform unclear

New legislative leadership does not necessarily guarantee easy victory for an old fight over inventory taxes. That’s something on which parties from both sides of the issue agree. Mississippi is one of nine states that still impose an inventory tax on its businesses. Arkansas is the only bordering state to still impose it, and Georgia […] [...]

Litigation timeline key for Section 42 valuation fight

A key hearing this week in Hinds County Chancery Court could go a long way toward changing how tax assessors calculate the tax liability for Section 42 Housing Developments. The Mississippi Association of Supervisors, the Mississippi Municipal League and dozens of towns and cities have sued the Department of Revenue, in an attempt to force […] [...]

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