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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP primary may set record

April 16, 2014

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The June 3 election where state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran most likely will produce the largest Republican Party primary turnout in the state’s history. In the 2012 Republican Party primary for president, 294,100 people voted in the election won by Mitt Romney. People voting in the Republican […]

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Cochran, Wicker and Palazzo support Navy plan to locate Seabee batallion in Gulfport

January 14, 2014

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Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today said they support a U.S. Navy plan to station additional personnel at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport this year. The Navy has informed the Mississippi lawmakers of its intent to relocate the Naval Mobile Construction […]

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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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Former senator and parole board chairman hired by Secretary of State

October 10, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has hired Desoto County native Doug Davis to serve as Chief of Staff for the Agency. “Doug has a long served the citizens of the State of Mississippi,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “No doubt his legislative experience, extensive background in policy, and commitment to our […]

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CRAWFORD: Paul Ryan proposes a sensible approach

October 9, 2013

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By Bill Crawford Republican budget-master Rep. Paul Ryan emerged from self-imposed obscurity last week, speaking out on the government shutdown and looming default in an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal. His words deserve consideration: “For example, most of us agree that gradual, structural reforms are better than sudden, arbitrary cuts. For my Democratic […]

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New online filing system at Mississippi DOR set for those that file Sales and Use Taxes

September 16, 2013

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Beginning Oct. 7, businesses that file Sales and Use Taxes in Mississippi will use the Department of Revenue’s new online filing system accessed through the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP.) Those taxpayers that file Withholding Tax or Corporate Tax already use this system. With the October 7 implementation, most taxes administered by the DOR are included […]

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CRAWFORD: Is your favorite tax break safe?

July 12, 2013

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By Bill Crawford Have you asked your Senators to save your favorite tax break? Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have given senators until July 26th to tell them what tax breaks need to be saved as they begin writing tax reform legislation. In a letter to colleagues […]

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Analysis: Reeves risks blame if charter bills fail

March 29, 2013

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Tate Reeves looked like a wizard after his first legislative session as Mississippi lieutenant governor. But the reputation of the Republican leader of the Senate could be in for a radical re-evaluation if a charter school expansion doesn’t make it into law in the closing days of the 2013 session. In 2012, Reeves stiffed the […]

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