Posts Tagged ‘editorial’

Hosemann responds to editorial criticizing voter ID law

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has released a statement in response to an article from a university educator who criticized Mississippi’s voter ID law. Hosemann wrote: “A recent editorial article by Alan Draper of St. Lawrence University is so misleading, inaccurate and an example of lazy journalism mixed with weakly guised prejudice, I […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER — ‘Why’ of sales and selling will lead you there

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, editorial, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi

I  sat in a Jim Rohn seminar one day in 1995 and heard him say, “Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education will earn you a fortune. You decide how much of a fortune you want to earn by how willing you are to self-educate.” I was frozen in my front-row seat. A stunning […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Losing with house money in Mississippi

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, commentary, editorial, Mississippi

Any gambler can tell you it’s much easier to leave the table when you’re rolling sevens rather than snake eyes. The same is true when the game is bringing new investment and jobs to a state, especially a state with limited fiscal resources such as Mississippi. The task requires a gambler’s intuition to know the […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Center for Justice and Women’s Fund — 10 years of making a better Mississippi

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, editorial, Mississippi, women, working

The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Women’s Fund of Mississippi launched 10 years ago this year with missions so daunting they could have left the leadership of both organizations wondering “Where do we start?” The answer for the pair of fledgling non-profits was to simply put one foot in front of the other and […] [...]

CRAWFORD: PERS allowed to take higher risks

by Published: April 6,2013

Tags: Bill Crawford, editorial, PERS

While you were sleeping the governor and Legislature gave PERS authority to make higher risk investments with retirement funds. House Bill 990, introduced by the vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc, and co-sponsored by committee chairman Herb Frierson of Poplarville, passed the House 82 to 3 and the Senate 52 […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Jobs and eminent domain … letting fear strike us out

Economic development recruiters don’t use brass knuckles when they fight to get a big employer to come to their state. But they probably would if they could. That is the kind of pier six brawl recruiters walk into at the start of every economic development competition. The last one standing walks away with the deal […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Wording can ease business worries of house bill

by Published: February 6,2011

Tags: editorial, MBJ, MBJ Editorial, Mississippi Business Journal

We’re not sure who has the edge in the balance of trade between Mississippi and Arizona. But one Arizona export to the Magnolia State — the “show us your papers” immigration legislation — should be packed up and sent back. Yesterday. We can give you all sorts of reasons why. But here are a few: […] [...]

More road blocks equal more pain

by Published: December 19,2010

Tags: editorial

Mississippi’s federal lawmakers who see obstruction as the path to economic prosperity might as well be down in a Biloxi casino playing the longest odds the house has to offer. The oddity is that they think this is the ticket they’ve been handed. Where and how did the tables get turned? Used to be we […] [...]

Bringing broadband to rural Mississippi is gaining steam

by Published: December 12,2010

Tags: editorial, Phil Hardwick

If they gave a national Internet user party and invited only 10 people per state who were a representative sample of each state, only six people from Mississippi could attend. That is because Mississippi has a 59.3 percent Internet penetration rate, the lowest in the United States. It also has the lowest broadband, or high-speed, […] [...]

Arena in right place

Ben Allen ventured onto friendly turf a few Tuesdays ago to try to re-energize a campaign for a multi-use arena in downtown Jackson. Supporters made up most of the crowd of 200 or so people who turned out for the “Arena Extravaganza” sponsored by the organization Allen heads, Downtown Jackson Partners, and the Jackson Chamber […] [...]

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