Archive | November 1st, 2013

Bryant to resist Pentagon call to give Army NG benefits to spouses in gay marriages

November 1, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi– Gov. Phil Bryant says he has no choice but to reject a soon-to-be-delivered order from the Pentagon for Mississippi to grant same-sex spouses of Army National Guard members the same benefits as other spouses. Bryant’s stand sets up a showdown with the Pentagon at a time Mississippi is trying to hang on to […]

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Insurance chief says Bryant call for hearings on BCBS is premature

November 1, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says in a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant that he thinks Bryant exceeded his authority in directing the Insurance Department to hold hearings on a reimbursement impasse between Health Management Associates and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I am deeply disappointed that you did not […]

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Gaming executive to build “The Lube” restaurants on Gulf Coast

November 1, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Louisiana-based I-10 Hospitality, LLC, a restaurant, hotel and gaming management company founded by former Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. and Caesars Entertainment, Inc. executive, Geno M. Iafrate, has signed a deal with Quaker Steak & Lube to develop branded restaurants along the I-10 Corridor from Beaumont, Texas, to Destin, Fla. — including the Biloxi/Gulfport […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Politics sometimes creates strange bedfellows

November 1, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison At least one positive in the current dispute between insurance company BlueCross & BlueShield and private hospital company Health Management Associates is a rare glimpse of bipartisanship in the state. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood – often at odds – are joining forces to try to force […]

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UPDATE: Nissan sales up 14.2 percent in October, a record for the company

November 1, 2013

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UPDATE: Full sales numbers are below. Here is an outline Mississippi-built products … »  Frontier sales jumped 71.8 percent in October to 5,242 units, thanks in part to the popularity and increased availability of fuel-efficient 4-cylinder models. »  Sentra sales rose by 49.3 percent to 8,399 units. »  Xterra sales were up 11.4 percent to […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Solar would power more than Kemper plant at its cost of $5 Billion

November 1, 2013

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Dear Editor, Finally, the answer to the billion dollar question is near at hand, The question — What does it cost to build a plant capable of producing “clean coal”? The answer appears to be somewhere around $5 billion. Unfortunately my calculator cannot handle such a large number, but I think $5 Billion is equal […]

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