Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Capital Towers picked for Secretary of State annex office

by Ted Carter Published: January 17,2014

Tags: building, Business, government, Mississippi, Politics

Downtown Jackson will gain up to 90 new office workers with the expected move of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s annex office to the 20-story Capital Towers, 125 South Congress Street. The state was expected to sign a lease Wednesday for approximately 31,000 square feet on the 16th and 17th floors and a portion of […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — Top school embraces Common Core

by Bill Crawford Published: January 16,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, Politics

Let’s get this straight. Politician Michael Watson, a state senator from Pascagoula, thinks Common Core educational standards are bad. Educator John Buchanan, superintendent of the Petal School District – the third highest ranking school district in the state — thinks Common Core educational standards are good. “For whatever reason, it appears as though it has […] [...]

Cochran issues statement on unemployment benefits standoff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has issued a statement regarding the latest series of votes regarding Senate legislation to extend jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed. “The economy posted its weakest job growth in three years and all Senators should have an opportunity to fully debate and vote on ideas that could […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Lynn Fitch a leader on the move

by Martin Willoughby Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Politics, women, women in business

T ommy Newberry, a leading success coach based in Atlanta, wrote a very insightful book entitled Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices Change Your Life. Newberry began writing the book as a letter to his son to share the principles of success he believed in, and then he morphed this document into a […] [...]

Revving at right time? Road, bridge funding efforts gain traction

by Wally Northway Published: January 10,2014

Tags: bridges, Louisiana, Mississippi, money, Politics, safety, transportation

Last month, yet another group was in Mississippi raising the issue of the state’s crumbling roads and bridge and a lack of funding to repair them. TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization, held a news conference in Jackson, giving some of the same numbers and figures touted by other groups pushing for more road […] [...]

U.S. Senate race could affect legislative session

JACKSON — Mississippi faces a contentious Republican primary battle for the U.S. Senate this year with state lawmaker Chris McDaniel trying to unseat Thad Cochran, the man who’s been in Congress almost as long as McDaniel has been alive. Just under five months remain until the June 3 primary. The state Legislature is scheduled to […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK — In search of the perfect written planner

by Phil Hardwick Published: December 20,2013

Tags: economic development, Mississippi, Politics

When it comes to written planners, I am a maximizer, not a satisficer. It seems that I am in constant search of the very best when just any one of them would do. Why written, and not electronic? And which one do I always come back to? Read on to learn the answers to these […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: A year-end quiz

by Phil Hardwick Published: December 6,2013

Tags: education, finance, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics

Soon it will be a new year, a time when individuals and organizations of all type look ahead and ponder what their goals will be for the coming year. Before doing so, it is a good idea to take stock of where we are now. In this column we will do that by reviewing a […] [...]

Joint Legislative panel’s $5.86 billion budget leaves 2,000 jobs vacant

by Ted Carter Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, money, Politics

Who is the big spender here? The tag goes to Gov. Phil Bryant based on his $6.1 billion 2014 spending plan. In fairness to Bryant, Mississippi’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee was aware of an opportunity to undercut the governor and did just that when the Tate Reeves-led panel presented a $5.86 billion budget Tuesday morning. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Winter’s story tells of fight for racial reconciliation and education

by Lynn Lofton Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, governor, Mississippi, Politics, Racism, Williams Winter

It’s hard to imagine a name more recognizable in Mississippi politics than William F. Winter. He has been a bold leader and part of — as well as witness to — many changes that have indeed helped to create the New Mississippi. Born in 1923 in Grenada, Winter’s political career spanned six decades. He served […] [...]

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