Archive | March 8th, 2012

PERS bills strike certain benefits from retirement salary calculations

March 8, 2012

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A pair of identical Mississippi House and Senate bills that tinker with compensation calculations for public employee retirement purposes survived last Tuesday’s cutoff for advancing out of committees. Legislators held off this year tackling major reforms to the Public Employees Retirement System suggested by former Gov. Haley Barbour’s 12-member study commission. Barbour created the commission […]

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Feds want to make ‘pink slime’ meat school lunch mainstay

March 8, 2012

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Add “pink slime” meat to the school lunch menu offerings from the folks who wanted to classify catchup as a vegetable on school menus. In a story Thursday headlined “Partners in Slime,” The Daily reports that the government is buying pink-slime looking ammonia-treated beef scraps by the tons for school lunches. Here’s the story.

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C Spire tackles 4G in 2012

March 8, 2012

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C Spire Wireless is entering the 4G space later this year. The Ridgeland-based telecom announced last week they will be offering “fourth-generation long term evolution” to customers beginning in September. The $60 million investment will take the C Spire brand and network into 20 new markets and reach more than a million customers. In a […]

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