Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Town of Lake to annex land along Interstate 20 in Scott Co.

by Published: February 16,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

LAKE — A Scott County judge has approved the town of Lake plan to annex 20 acres southwest of Interstate 20 where Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores wants to locate. Chancery Judge David Clark signed an order earlier this month to grant the town’s annexation petition. The landowner had agreed to the annexation. Steve […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — The impersonator grabs the spotlight

by Published: February 16,2015

Tags: Business, Democrats, GOP, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, republicans

Uh oh, former state senator Tim Johnson and Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef have turned the public spotlight on an ugly thing politicians like to keep under the rug.     Johnson is a successful impersonator, mostly of Elvis Presley. Nosef suggests Johnson also impersonated being a Republican. Over a 20-year period Johnson was elected as […] [...]

House could reverse vote pausing third grade reading mandate

JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers staged a brief revolt Tuesday against plans to fail thousands of poorly reading third graders this spring, but that movement is already melting away. A number of House Republicans joined all but one Democrat to amend House Bill 745 to wait another year before requiring school districts to hold back […] [...]

Autism insurance proposals advancing in Miss. Legislature

by Published: February 10,2015

Tags: autism, Business, GOP, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are pushing bills that would require insurance companies to offer autism coverage on health plans sold in the state. Senate Bill 2581 passed the Senate on a split vote Tuesday, with 39 senators voting for the bill and six voting against it. Republican Sen. Will Longwitz of Madison says autism treatment […] [...]

Reeves seeks $382M in tax cuts for companies and individuals

by Published: February 10,2015

Tags: Business, GOP, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, tax

RICHLAND — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is proposing to phase in $382 million in tax cuts over 10 years, in an election-year move aimed at both businesses and individuals. He made his proposal Tuesday at a Richland industrial firm, winning a quick endorsement from Gov. Phil Bryant, a fellow Republican. Reeves wants to repeal […] [...]

Miss. House members reject state balanced budget amendment

by Published: February 10,2015

Tags: baking, Business, finance, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Mississippi voters may not get a chance to vote on a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced state budget. The Mississippi House voted 75-44 on Tuesday, with a majority in favor of House Constitutional Resolution 22. But the measure failed because it didn’t reach the required two-thirds vote of the House. There’s a chance […] [...]

Reeves to propose cutting franchise tax today

JACKSON — Embracing one of the business community’s long-held tax reduction goals, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will propose eliminating the franchise tax on business capital Tuesday as part of a larger package of tax cuts. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, confirmed to The Associated Press that Reeves will propose on Tuesday a phased-in elimination […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Elvis to take on Tater

It appears that Mississippi’s most fortunate son, Lieutenant Governor “Tater” Reeves will finally face some opposition in his upcoming race for our State’s most powerful political position. Enter the Elvis Impersonator. There is really no need to call the candidate anything other than Elvis. After Tater takes him down, we won’t remember his real name […] [...]

UPDATED — Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi dies

JACKSON — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, died. He was 56. Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee’s congressional office, said he died at his home in Tupelo, Mississippi. Parks released a statement from Nunnelee’s family: “Congressman Alan Nunnelee has gone home […] [...]

Bill would duplicate Miss. law on abortion death statistics

by Published: February 6,2015

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has voted to make the state keep track of how many women die because of abortion. There’s one catch: That requirement has been in state law since 2004. Senate Bill 2043 (http://bit.ly/1zUyjxa ), which passed the Senate on Thursday, tells the state Health Department to establish a Maternal Mortality Review Committee. […] [...]

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