Posts Tagged ‘regulations’

Gulf gas well blowout could spark changes in drilling regulations

GULF OF MEXICO — Last week’s blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators’ focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely. The rig, owned by Hercules Offshore and operated under contract to Walter Gas & Oil, spewed gas July 23 that eventually ignited. […] [...]

Organization keeps planners, advisers up to date on regulatory changes

Keeping members up to date with changes that affect their profession is a large part of what the Mississippi Chapter of the Financial Planning Association does. Members and other professionals gathered recently to earn four hours of continuing education credits as they learned how changes in the regulatory landscape will affect them. More quarterly forums […] [...]

Small banks in Mississippi — An endangered necessity

by Becky Gillette Published: March 29,2013

Tags: banking, Jerry Wilson, Mississippi Banking Commission, PriorityBank One, recession, regulations

Mississippi has 19 small banks as defined as banks with less than $100 million in assets. And while most of these small banks that serve as the economic lifeblood of many rural areas of the state didn’t participate in the risky mortgage lending practices blamed for the Great Recession, they may now be endangered by […] [...]

Legislation would prohibit local food regulations

JACKSON — No one’s trying to take away supertanker-sized soda drinks in Mississippi, but state lawmakers have passed a bill to make sure they never do. House Bill 1182 would prohibit counties and cities from creating food regulations such as requiring nutritional labeling at restaurants, banning junk foods and keeping toys out of meals. Food […] [...]

Cochran supports bill aimed at streamlining underground tank regulations

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss) is supporting bipartisan legislation intended to help ease fuel prices and increase consumer energy choices by decreasing the fees and regulations on domestic and alternative fuels distribution. Cochran is cosponsoring the Domestic Fuels Act of 2012 (S.2264), which would instruct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop streamlined standards […] [...]

CMR votes to change regulations on fish size, limit, sale

by MBJ Staff Published: March 26,2012

Tags: angling, commercial fishermen, fish, fishermen, fishing, recreational fishing, regulations, state agency

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has voted to approve a notice of intent to change state regulations on size and possession limits of some fish and prohibit the sale of seafood by recreational fishermen. The proposed changes include lowering the grouper limit from an aggregate of five to four fish for […] [...]

FNC Inc. strikes first-time deal with BuildFax

by MBJ Staff Published: March 19,2012

Tags: homes, houses, mortygage, real estate, Realtors, regulations, residences

OXFORD — Mortgage technology company FNC Inc. can now provide its clients access to historical building permit data as the result of a partnership with BuildFax. “Amid a shifting real estate market and ever-changing regulations, FNC’s collateral-focused data coupled with the building permit intelligence of BuildFax can provide needed solutions to help mortgage professionals make […] [...]

PSC commissioners voice strong opposition to ‘AT&T Bill’

JACKSON — Public Service Commission chairman Leonard Bentz and Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley have voiced opposition to House Bill 825, which they say would remove all oversight the Mississippi Public Service Commission has over AT&T. “This bill is a corporate wish list that gives AT&T the permission to run over and take […] [...]

Senate approves change to budget-writing process

by Associated Press Published: February 16,2012

Tags: budget, lawmakers, laws, legislative branch, Legislature, Politics, regulations, rules, state government

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has given final approval to a change in the state’s budget-writing process. The change is in House Concurrent Resolution 33, which sets the Legislature’s operating rules for the four-year term that started last month. Under one new rule, any legislator who wants to add money to a state program must […] [...]

MDEQ decides against controversial ground water regulations

by Associated Press Published: January 31,2012

Tags: environment, ground water, pollution, regulations, rural, state government, utilities, water, water associations, wildlife

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has decided against enforcing proposed amendments to state ground water regulations. “We held a public hearing about the proposed regulations and listened carefully to the concerns of those in attendance. We are not moving forward with the proposed regulations,” MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur in a statement. The […] [...]

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