Posts Tagged ‘Tea Party’

Cartoon — January 23, 2012

by Ricky Nobile Published: January 31,2012

Tags: Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, money, Newt Gingrich, Philip Gunn, republicans, Tea Party

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Cartoon – October 24, 2011

by Ricky Nobile Published: October 23,2011

Tags: MBJ cartoon, occupy mississippi, Ricky Noblie, Tea Party

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Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: Any common ground?

by Marty Wiseman Published: October 23,2011

Tags: Glenn Beck, Marty Wiseman, MBJ column, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street Movement, Tea Party

It was bound to happen. Over the last couple of years the TEA Party has had such public areas as the Washington Mall and Capitol Hill virtually all to themselves. Their presence and enthusiasm served as living proof that the greatest government guarantee on the globe today – the 1st Amendment to the United States […] [...]

Sales tax collections rise in Vicksburg

by Associated Press Published: October 22,2011

Tags: February, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, revenue, taxes, Tea Party, VICKSBURG

VICKSBURG — For a second straight month, sales tax collections in Vicksburg were up, with August receipts running 9.54 percent over 2010. Revenue to the city lags actual sales tax collections by two months. For example, receipts for April reflect taxes collected on sales in February. So far, total disbursements for the 2011 fiscal year […] [...]

Cartoons – September 19, 2011

by For the MBJ Published: September 18,2011

Tags: government, Haley Barbour, MBJ cartoon, ricky nobile, Super PAC, Tea Party

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MBJ Editorial: Mississippi has a Heisman to hold on to

While we understand what Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann meant when he said, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it,” there likely are many out there who don’t. Hosemann made the comments in connection with a story, saying a new law could help protect student athletes from sports agents who […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Bryant the man to build bridges, hoist state from depths

This publication has been more than critical of Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant in many areas, particularly during his run for governor, for which he will go head-to-head with Dave Dennis, Hudson Holliday and Ron Williams on Aug. 2 in the Republican primary. Insiders admit to us that he has deserved much of the criticism. His […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Jobs and eminent domain … letting fear strike us out

Economic development recruiters don’t use brass knuckles when they fight to get a big employer to come to their state. But they probably would if they could. That is the kind of pier six brawl recruiters walk into at the start of every economic development competition. The last one standing walks away with the deal […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Lifting the cap would be a bad economic move for state

Mississippi’s Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether it’s constitutional to limit how much a jury can award to an injured plaintiff in a lawsuit. How the court decides could have a huge impact on both economic development and medical services. Before Mississippi enacted two series of tort reforms less than a decade ago, […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Education remains atop state’s business wish list

Nearly eight out of 10 Mississippi business leaders (79 percent) believe our state can experience the same type of economic success as other high-growth Southern states. That is according to a report on the results gathered during in the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi Road Show. More than 2,000 took part in the electronic voting […] [...]

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