Posts Tagged ‘Haley Barbour’

CRAWFORD: Lies, statistics and balanced budgets

“Figures often beguile me,” wrote Mark Twain, “particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.'” These days he might have added another with regard to the public sector […] [...]

WISEMAN: Barbour is right on Voting Rights Act

Here we go again. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is on stage once more. This time a case emanating from Shelby County, Ala., serves as the vehicle for challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This section requires that any change in any aspect of voting procedures of a jurisdiction […] [...]

A nice tax surprise for April

Anytime I write about financial products that are also offered through my practice, I run the risk with this column of taking what some may view as unfair advantage of promoting products I also happen to write. While I think my many years of writing a financial column has dispelled this notion, I am sensitive […] [...]

Norris wins appointment

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Gulf Coast business leader Jack Norris to the Mississippi State Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Norris will assume the unexpired term of former port commissioner Frances Turnage, who resigned Dec. 14, 2012. Norris is president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. He previously served under Gov. Haley Barbour as executive […] [...]

Nickas to lead office

by Published: December 24,2012

Tags: Adam Nickas, Haley Barbour, Tennessee Republican Party

Current Tennessee Republican Party executive director Adam Nickas will head the Capitol Resources, LLC’s office in the Volunteer State. Nickas, a Germantown, Tenn., native and University of Memphis graduate, has worked on the campaigns of Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, former Gov. Haley Barbour, a presidential campaign and Tennessee gubernatorial, congressional and legislative […] [...]

Bryant doesn’t intend to repeat Barbour’s Twin Creeks error

We are glad to see Gov. Phil Bryant take the stand he has. In a 2011 MBJ editorial, we stated that solar energy may be the wave of the future, but Mississippi should be careful where it comes to being an investor in new companies promising the moon — er, sun. At the time, Evergreen […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Bryant doesn’t intend to repeat Barbour’s Twin Creeks error

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Haley Barbour, Phil Bryant, solar power, Twin Creeks

We are glad to see Gov. Phil Bryant take the stand he has. In a 2011 MBJ editorial, we stated that solar energy may be the wave of the future, but Mississippi should be careful where it comes to being an investor in new companies promising the moon — er, sun. At the time, Evergreen […] [...]

Barbour, Bush tout immigration reform

Mississippi may have had little to do with national election results, but could have great impact on the future of the Republican Party. That impact may come from former Gov. Haley Barbour in concert with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Both heavyweight Republican leaders are outspoken on the need for the GOP to adopt a […] [...]

KiOR starts production at Mississippi biorefinery

JACKSON — Alternative fuel firm KiOR says it started production in October in Mississippi and plans to make its first commercial shipment before November’s end. Based in Pasadena, Texas, KiOR built a $222 million refinery in Columbus, Miss., to extract the equivalent of light crude oil from wood chips. It refines the oil into gasoline […] [...]

Analysis: 2012 not stressful for incumbents

This is a comfortable election year to be a sitting U.S. representative, U.S. senator or appellate judge in Mississippi. Incumbents have raised far more campaign cash than challengers, adding to their built-in advantage of name recognition. Judicial candidates are extremely limited in what they’re allowed to say, so it’s tough for a challenger to pick […] [...]

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