Tag Archives: Haley Barbour

Mississippi legislators tossing in towel on education

September 20, 2012

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by Bobby Harrison/NEMS Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Some of the state’s political leadership seems to be throwing in the towel when it comes to fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Senate President Pro-Tem Terry Brown, R-Columbus, House Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, and House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, […]

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Clinton, Barbour praise GreenTech

July 9, 2012

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Former president Bill Clinton joined former governor Haley Barbour last week in Horn Lake to launch a new automotive plant operated by GreenTech Automotive, a U.S.-based manufacturer of “environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles” including MyCar, a two-seat, all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions and provides a range of up to 115 miles. “Too many people have […]

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Do Barbour’s pardons stem from Southern religious, cultural practices?

January 13, 2012

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ABC News has an interesting look at the South’s tradition of prisoner pardons, a practice it says is rooted in the region’s religious practices and culture. ABC asks whether those practices influenced former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s controversial decision to grant more than 200 pardons on his way out of office. Here is the introduction […]

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Rolls-Royce Brings Jobs to Hancock County

January 9, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority announced this afternoon that Rolls-Royce North America has added a second jet engine test stand at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. MDA says the $50 million project will create 35 new jobs. FROM THE MISS. DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Today,  Governor Barbour announced that Rolls-Royce North America is adding […]

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Phil Bryant Inauguration

January 3, 2012

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Governor-elect Phil Bryant’s office has released inauguration festivities schedule. BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots). Sunday Jan. 8, 2012 Inaugural Worship Service When: 6-7 p.m. Where: Galloway United Methodist Church, 305 N. Congress St. in Jackson. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 Swearing-In Ceremony When: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (seating and pre-program begin at 10 a.m.). Where: […]

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Barbour to return to BGR lobby group

December 22, 2011

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he’ll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991 That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Barbour’s plans were not yet public. The […]

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RETIREMENT VERDICT — Study panel says report is prescription for sustaining state public workers’ retirement

December 15, 2011

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The strategy is to structure benefits consistent with a  policy that encourages workers to stay on the job until age 62 “All the cards are on the table face up.” So went the pronouncement of Gov. Haley Barbour last week in detailing a 40-page report that calls for saving over $100 million annually in taxpayer […]

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NORTHWAY COLUMN: Things getting frosty in Southaven

December 8, 2011

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Today, there is a warning on the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website about icy accumulation in North Mississippi. It is for the I-55 bridge over the Coldwater River in DeSoto County. However, it would appear that the really slick ice in DeSoto County is at the Southaven Mayor’s Office. >> SEE RELATED STORY FROM THE […]

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Technology will determine Miss. solar companies’ future

October 9, 2011

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Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion need high-tech success to compete with cheap overseas labor See related MBJ story: “Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers” With the continued controversy over the Obama administration’s support for the now-bankrupt Solyndra, which came weeks after the collapse of Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, the renewable energy industry is eagerly watching […]

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

September 16, 2011

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Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if […]

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