Tag Archives: Haley Barbour

Barbour Makes Final Neshoba Appearance

July 28, 2011

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Gov. Haley Barbour’s final Neshoba County Fair speech.

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Eminent Domain: Pro-Business… Or Not?

July 15, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Eminent domain, the taking of land for development, has proven to be a heavily emotional and highly politicized talking point in Mississippi this year. Staff writer Ted Carter will take a hard look at both sides of the issue in Monday’s edition of the MBJ. In the meantime, we’ve collected video clips […]

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Barbour: “Medicaid Overburdened and Unsustainable”

July 15, 2011

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Gov. Barbour told the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday that Medicaid is “overburdened and unsustainable,” adding that the piling up of future costs would be “fiscally irresponsible.” His remarks can be read in full here.

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Winter: Barbour initiated discussion of civil rights museum

April 14, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Former Mississippi governor William Winter says politics had nothing to do with Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision to push for the construction of a civil rights museum in Jackson. The Jackson attorney says that both the state history and the civil rights museums will be a “celebration” of Mississippi’s history and their grand openings […]

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Thigpen: “Barbour is ready to fly”

March 16, 2011

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By Stephen McDill JACKSON- In MBJ-TV’s final installment this week of the Forest Thigpen interview, the president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy chimes in on the biggest political question of the year: will Haley Barbour make a play for the White House? “I’ve compared it to- what he seems to being doing now- […]

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WSJ asks MBJ’s question at ECO:nomics

March 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough For several weeks now the Mississippi Business Journal has been interested in Mississippi’s new role as a venture capitalist in the green energy sector (Soladigm, Stion and KIOR) and the risk that poses to taxpayers. The Wall Street Journal got Gov. Haley Barbour’s take on the matter at the recent WSJ-hosted ECO:nomics […]

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Barbour: Miss. stimulus different than Obama stimulus

March 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Gov. Haley Barbour pointed at the difference between Mississippi’s stimulus and Obama’s stimulus at The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, California, according to a post by the WSJ’s Marketwatch. Barbour said there has been “a lack of support from the White House for nuclear power, and a wrongheaded bias […]

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Khosla fires back at Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2011

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Vinod Khosla

By Amy McCullough Quite the heated exchange on the Wall Street Journal editorial page between the editors and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. In a previous editorial, “The Range Fuels Fiasco,” the WSJ used Khosla’s failed Range Fuels business to say that government shouldn’t get involved with startups. (WSJ is now locked down. Most of the […]

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Is Barbour jockeying for campaign funding from energy sector?

February 17, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Will Barbour use the energy sector to finance his presidential campaign? Sounds like the Associated Press thinks so: Mississippi governor to talk with coal operators MS State Wire Published:Feb. 17, 2011 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Potential Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour is expected to speak with Kentucky coal operators on Thursday. The […]

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Haley Barbour and Khosla Ventures

February 4, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Gov. Haley Barbour and a venture capital firm backing three of the most recent green energy startups purchased by the state of Mississippi will both be speaking at a California energy conference for high-rollers hosted by the editors of The Wall Street Journal. ECO:nomics “will bring together the world’s top CEOs, policymakers, […]

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