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Jim Rosenblatt elected fellow of Mississippi Bar Foundation

May 30, 2014

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Dean James H. Rosenblatt of Ridgeland was elected as Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  He was inducted into membership at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Fellows Induction Ceremony held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson in April. Dean Rosenblatt was raised on the Rosenblatt family farm in Fort Adams, Mississippi, and attended school in Woodville. He […]

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WaPo calls Miss. GOP Senate primary tea party’s ‘last stand’; says blogger tresspass slowed McDaniel surge

May 22, 2014

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After a string of humbling defeats in Republican primaries this spring, the tea party’s last best hope to oust a lawmaker is in Mississippi. But things are not going well for the movement’s Chris McDaniel, who is challenging longtime senator Thad Cochran, the Washington Post reported in a story today. The race has been roiled over the […]

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Supervisors force Palmertree out of office

May 20, 2014

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The saga of one Mississippi circuit clerk has taken another turn, and she now finds herself unemployed. The Warren County Board of Supervisors has forced Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree from office after finding that she doesn’t live in the county. The board voted unanimously yesterday following a hearing on the evidence. In July 2013, […]

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Experienced Environmental Attorney John A. Brunini Joins Butler Snow

May 19, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Butler Snow is pleased to announce John A. Brunini has joined the firm’s Ridgeland, Miss. office. “Johnny is a respected environmental attorney who is well known across Mississippi, the Southeast and throughout the nation,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “His addition will certainly strengthen our environmental team and add value to […]

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LAS VEGASWEEKLY: MGM, Caesars must send message to ‘hatemongers’ in Mississippi Capitol

May 9, 2014

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Las Vegas Weekly says it’s time for MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, owners of six casinos in Mississippi, to leave the shawdows and speak out against Mississippi’s so-called Religious Restoration Act and its potential for widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. Mississippi is not Arizona. There are precious few massive national companies with significant presences there. Lawmakers […]

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10 years after tort reform, many have praise some have disdain

May 6, 2014

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A May 14 conference at the Jackson Convention Complex will spotlight the tenth anniversary of an overhaul of Mississippi’s civil justice system, an achievement business leaders say saved the state’s medical sector and polished the state’s image as a place to do business. What you won’t hear at the “Tort Reform: After Ten Years” seminar […]

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61,494 in Miss. enroll in US-run health exchange

May 1, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released enrollees in each state between Oct. 1 and March 31. Ninety-four percent of Mississippians who […]

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Sanderson Plumbing Products to begin sizable layoffs next week

April 24, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Three-quarters of the 230-person workforce at bankrupt toilet seat maker Sanderson Plumbing Products will be out of a job by the middle of next weel unless an investor steps in with money to keep the company running. The layoffs likely would have occurred already but for a federally required 60-day plant closing […]

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CARTER: Religious restoration law as ticket to legalizing gay marriage in Miss.

April 16, 2014

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I learned early in my newspaper career that readers simply love irony. So if you haven’t had your recommended dosage today, take a few spoonfuls of this: In what was billed as a moment of enlightenment, Mississippi legislators this spring redid Senate Bill 2681 with the goal of making it less menacing.  But it turns […]

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Mississippi ranked 14th in Rich States/Poor States Index

April 15, 2014

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ARLINGTON, Va. — A new report on economic competitiveness ranks Mississippi 14th in the nation. The findings were released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Rich States, Poor States report looks as 15 basic economic policies and how legislative action and state regulations affect them from state-to-state. Those include various tax rates, regulatory […]

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