Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Senate’

State Sen. Terry Brown being treated for cancer

UPDATED …   State Sen. Terry Brown being treated for cancer COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — State Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus says he’s undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in his left lung. Brown tells WCBI-TV (http://bit.ly/17gtc75 ) on Wednesday that the cancer is in its early stages and doctors have not talked to […] [...]

Business community has questions about proposed highway tax

JACKSON — Business groups still aren’t ready to raise Mississippi’s taxes to repair and build highways and bridges. In August, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, proposed a $700 million menu of taxes and asked other members of a study committee examining road needs to offer their own alternative revenue and spending plans. Highway […] [...]

Burnham confirmed as state superintendent

by MBJ Staff Published: May 9,2010

Tags: education, Mississippi Senate, Tom Burnham

The Mississippi Senate has unanimously confirmed Tom Burnham for his second stint as state superintendent of education. The Puckett native has held the $307,000-a-year job since January, and confirmation was a formality. Burnham is a former superintendent of Biloxi schools and served as state superintendent in Mississippi from 1992-1997. He was superintendent of Henderson County […] [...]

Flowers sets business back 20 years

by MBJ Staff Published: February 28,2010

Tags: handgun permit holders, Merle Flowers, Mississippi Senate

Mississippi state Sen. Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, has sponsored the most anti-business bill to be introduce into the Legislature in 20 years. Mississippi senators recently voted to join Tennessee in allowing handgun-permit holders to carry their guns in most Mississippi parks, as well as restaurants and other locations. The National Rifle Association-backed legislation, sponsored by Flowers, […] [...]

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