Posts Tagged ‘state legislature’

CARTOON: Gov. Bryant gives Medicaid seminar

by Chuck McIntosh Published: June 28,2013

Tags: healthcare, Medicaid, Phil Bryant, state legislature


CRAWFORD: Taint of tyranny infecting our Medicaid standoff?

by Bill Crawford Published: May 17,2013

Tags: Bill Crawford, Medicaid, state legislature

The dictionary defines tyranny as oppressive power exerted by government. Founder Thomas Jefferson warned, “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” Is a taint of tyranny infecting our Medicaid standoff? Compare the Senate’s actions with those […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Lies, statistics and balanced budgets

by Bill Crawford Published: March 29,2013

Tags: balanced budgets, Bill Crawford, Haley Barbour, Politics, state legislature

“Figures often beguile me,” wrote Mark Twain, “particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’” These days he might have added another with regard to the public sector […] [...]

Mississippi, its public policy and the human condition

by Marty Wiseman Published: February 22,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Marty Wiseman, Mississippi, Politics, state legislature

The current Mississippi Legislature seems to be giving more than passing consideration to legislation with the potential to enhance the human condition than has been the case in the past. The attention is coming from both internal and external influences. A growing awareness of the social and economic plight of many Mississippi citizens (internal influences) […] [...]

MDA reporting bill heads to the House

A bill designed to provide lawmakers an annual glimpse into the financial workings of the Mississippi Development Authority cleared the Senate one day before the Feb. 14 deadline. The bill would mandate the MDA provide lawmakers an annual rundown of the tax credits, grants, loans and repayment schedules the agency uses to lure new industry. […] [...]

Lawmakers see savings and consequences in state office consolidation

by Ted Carter Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Capitol Complex, JACKSON, Millsaps College, Phil Bryant, state legislature

State Sen. Kenneth Wayne Jones of Madison County says saving state jobs may make it a worthwhile tradeoff to relocate more than a dozen state offices out of his county to downtown Jackson. Sen. Will Longwitz, Jones’ Madison County colleague, is not convinced. Nor is Tim Coursey, Madison County’s chief economic developer. The Legislature must […] [...]

Relocation tax credit bill back for another try

by Clay Chandler Published: February 1,2013

Tags: Delbert Hosemann, Jeff Smith, Kirk Fordice, state legislature, tax credits

One of the pieces of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s 2013 legislative agenda is a repeat from last year. A bill that would have extended tax credits to corporations that move their national or regional headquarters to Mississippi died in a Senate committee last year. Two bills that would do the same thing currently sit […] [...]

Cartoon – January 11, 2010

by For the MBJ Published: January 11,2010

Tags: Cartoon, ricky nobile, state legislature


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