Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Haley Barbour’

Despite Barbour and Republicans’ best efforts, community embraces new casino

SANDERSVILLE — More than six months after Bok Homa (BOHK HO-MUH) Casino opened in Jones County near Sandersville, things seem to be going smoothly for both the casino and neighboring area. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians had to weather countless efforts by local and state officials — including Gov. Haley Barbour — to stop […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Lifting the cap would be a bad economic move for state

Mississippi’s Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether it’s constitutional to limit how much a jury can award to an injured plaintiff in a lawsuit. How the court decides could have a huge impact on both economic development and medical services. Before Mississippi enacted two series of tort reforms less than a decade ago, […] [...]

Barbour appoints Lee

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: Gov. Haley Barbour, Leslie Lee, State Public Defender

Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Leslie Lee to manage the newly created Office of the State Public Defender. Her appointment begins July 1. Lee will continue to serve as the director of the Office of Indigent Appeals while in this new role. Lee has been director of the Office of Indigent Appeals since 2006. Previously, […] [...]

Ball State University report: Mississippi is fat and stupid

Mississippians are fat, stupid and doomed to low-wage, menial careers, according to a Ball State University report. However, officials at the Mississippi Economic Council scoff at the findings, leading MEC president Blake Wilson to say, “I’m glad (they are) very safe behind (their) internet research perch.” >>> SEE REPORT<<< >>>SEE COMPLETE STORY<<< [...]

Gresham appointed to board

Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Tom Gresham of Indianola to the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges representing the Second Congressional District. His term expires June 30, 2015. Gresham earned a bachelor of business administration and a bachelor of fine arts in journalism from Southern Methodist University. He is president and CEO of Double […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Education remains atop state’s business wish list

Nearly eight out of 10 Mississippi business leaders (79 percent) believe our state can experience the same type of economic success as other high-growth Southern states. That is according to a report on the results gathered during in the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi Road Show. More than 2,000 took part in the electronic voting […] [...]

MBJ Exclusive — Breaking News: Tuesday when Barbour will unveil Natchez development

A source who spoke to Magnolia Marketplace Friday evening on the condition of anonymity said Gov. Haley Barbour will be in Natchez on Tuesday for a “major” economic development announcement at 1 p.m. Read the complete story here [...]

MDA in transition

The state’s lead economic development organization is in a state of flux as its executive director, Gray Swoope, prepares to depart for Florida. Gov. Haley Barbour will have to name a temporary replacement, who will serve until January when the next Mississippi governor enters the mansion and his choice as permanent Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) […] [...]

Analysis: Museum project draws hopes, suspicions

Not all lawmakers are convinced a Mississippi civil rights museum will finally get off the ground, despite the speed at which a proposal is making its way through the Legislature. Their doubts can be heard in floor debate and committee meetings. Rep. Jim Evans, a black Democrat from Jackson, told his colleagues last week, "Let’s […] [...]

Gov. names Albert Santa Cruz to head public safety

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Albert Santa Cruz to be Mississippi’s Public Safety Commissioner and Lt. Col. Donnell Berry to head the Highway Patrol. Barbour made the announcement Friday in a news release. Santa Cruz, chief of the Highway Patrol, replaces Steve Simpson, who resigned as commissioner earlier this month to run for […] [...]

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