Posts Tagged ‘editorial’

Payday loans won’t go away

by MBJ Staff Published: October 3,2010

Tags: editorial, payday loans

Ridgeland may have struck a blow against the predatory payday lending business, but be sure the practice will not go away quietly, in Mississippi or anywhere else. The City of Ridgeland’s stricter requirements for new payday lenders, pawnshops and other businesses went into effect last week. The restrictions, among other things, prevents such businesses from […] [...]

Holding their feet to the fire

by MBJ Staff Published: September 26,2010

Tags: editorial

After reflecting more about the story reported by our Amy McCullough a couple of weeks ago on the plight of Mississippi Valley State, we really shouldn’t be satisfied with what we know. Look back as far as 30 years ago, and Mississippi has been dealing with budget cuts and deficits at our institutions of higher […] [...]

Economic development?

by MBJ Staff Published: May 16,2010

Tags: editorial, Mississippi Business Journal

In one of the poorest states in the Union, Mississippians are constantly talking about economic development. We clearly need all the help we can get. Nationally, with the last couple years of stimulus money, the government has made many — sometimes disputed — claims that it has “created” jobs. Currently in Mississippi, the biggest proposed […] [...]

Agriculture is a real business, needs real help

by MBJ Staff Published: February 21,2010

Tags: agriculture, editorial, mississippi farmers

Agriculture in Mississippi is an almost after thought these days in Washington. Despite the fact that Mississippi farmers lost nearly $500 million last year because of torrential rains and floods, policy makers in Washington do not feel the need to provide aid. In an exclusive story in today’s Mississippi Business Journal, the agriculture relief backers […] [...]

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