Posts Tagged ‘lobbying’

Farm Bureau warns of scam; reports activity to AG

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation reports it has been made aware of emails circulating stating the recipient has been awarded a “$1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge” from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. This is not a legitimate communication from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, and there is no such award program in place […] [...]

Nations retiring from AGC of Mississippi; son taking his place

by Wally Northway Published: February 27,2012

Tags: builders, building, construction, contractors, lobbying, succession, trade associations

JACKSON — After a 35-year career as head of the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi, Perry Nations is retiring. But, the AGC did not have to look far for a replacement. Perry Nations’ son, Lee Nations, has been named the organization’s new leader. Lee Nations’ start date has yet to be made official, but he […] [...]

Ex-Cochran aide involved with Abramoff kicked out of halfway house

by Associated Press Published: February 22,2012

Tags: aide, federal government, haslfway house, kickback, lobbying, lobbyist, prison, Senator

WASHINGTON — A former aide to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) convicted in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal must spend 15 weekends in jail after getting kicked out of her halfway house for bringing in a steak knife. Ann Copland’s attorney told the judge who sentenced her yesterday that she mistakenly left the knife and a […] [...]

Barbour joining Butler Snow law firm

RIDGELAND — Former Gov. Haley Barbour and his former chief of staff Paul Hurst will join Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC (Butler Snow), according to the firm. Barbour and Hurst will provide leadership to the firm in the areas of economic development, government relations, strategic planning and business development. “Gov. Barbour and Paul […] [...]

Ex-lobbyist details how he bilked Choctaws for $20M

by Associated Press Published: November 9,2011

Tags: casinos, gambling, gaming, hospitality, hotels, lobbying, lobbyist, lodging, Politics, restaurants, tourism, tourists, visitors

PHILADELPHIA — Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff writes in his new book that he spent $20 million from the Choctaw Indians in Mississippi to defeat gambling expansion in Alabama because it would compete with the Choctaws’ casinos. Abramoff writes that he funneled the money from the Choctaw tribe through nonprofit groups over a five-year period to […] [...]

City terminates contract with lobbyist

by Associated Press Published: December 28,2010

Tags: lobbying, municipal government

GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville’s contract with its Washington lobbyist ends this year and will not be renewed. The Delta Democrat Times reports the city council voted 4-2 to end its contract with Steve Pruitt. Pruitt, who was paid $30,000 a year, had lobbied for the city since 2005. City Clerk Amelia Wicks says […] [...]

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