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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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Teen pregnancies cost Mississippi $154M a year

September 9, 2011

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Mississippi’s teen pregnancies cost taxpayers more than $154 million annually, a new study says, the greatest losses occurring due to lost tax revenues, incarceration and foster care. The state has the highest rate of teen pregnancies nationwide, and reducing that percentage is now the top priority of the Women’s Fund of Mississippi, the group that […]

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