Posts Tagged ‘HOBNOB’

No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate

JACKSON — Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran told Mississippi business leaders yesterday that he will be in line for a committee chairmanship if Republicans regain control of the Senate. Speaking at a state chamber of commerce event in Jackson, Cochran stopped short of saying he would chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, a powerful spending panel he […] [...]

Read their lips: No new taxes

Officials made feelings known in speeches at MEC’s annual event Mississippi’s statewide elected officials each spoke for about 10 minutes at last Thursday’s Hobnob. They all said pretty much the same thing: The state’s budget for fiscal year 2012 will be among the leanest the state has had in generations, and raising taxes on anything […] [...]

Barbour offers realism, optimism

by Published: October 26,2009

Tags: Barbour, HOBNOB, special session

Governor gives bleak outlook, announces special session for new industry in Delta   Despite the bleak economic picture, statewide elected officials at the Mississippi Economic Council’s Hobnob event Oct. 21 were determined to “hitch up their britches” and move ahead. Gov. Haley Barbour was not shy about his worries that economic state recovery would be […] [...]

More than 1,000 expected for MEC Hobnob

    Politics, predictions and political humor are on the menu at the Mississippi Economic Council’s eighth-annual Hobnob Mississippi on Wednesday at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson.   Gov. Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant will highlight the lineup of Mississippi’s statewide elected officials scheduled to speak at the event. Writing […] [...]

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