Archive | December 11th, 2012

Tagliabue overturns Goodell on Saints suspensions

December 11, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS — In a sharp rebuke to his successor’s handling of the NFL’s bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year. Tagliabue, who was appointed by Commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the […]

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Jackson attorney writes to MBJ about oil spill claims

December 11, 2012

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When the BP oil spill occurred on April 20, 2010 it didn’t just affect the fishing industry or the tourism industry, it affected everyone in Mississippi in one way or another. The economy slowed down as a result of the spill and every type of business across the southeast lost revenue during that time. In […]

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Barbour joins ‘tax the rich’ chorus

December 11, 2012

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Former Gov. Haley Barbour, in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday morning, became the latest Republican to say he’d live with raising the tax rates on top income brackets as part of a broad fiscal cliff deal. “[As] a Republican, I would take raising the rates on the two top brackets if, in […]

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White House tells Mississippi, Medicaid expansion is ‘all-or-nothing’ deal

December 11, 2012

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Mississippi and other states reluctant to accept full participation in the Affordable Health Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid learned today they can forget about gaining a full share of Obamacare funding. Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican leaders in the Legislature have insisted the state won’t join in the expansion of Medicaid to cover more than […]

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