Tag Archives: Mississippi Legislature

BOBBY HARRISON: GOP leaders could have gotten some kind of income tax cut

March 27, 2015

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By Bobby Harrison | Daily Journal | March 27, 2015 Make no mistake about it, House Republicans killed any chance of an income tax cut passing the Mississippi Legislature this session. On Friday, House Republicans, who hold a majority, could have made a motion to send the tax cut legislation to conference by a simple […]

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LOOM: Single benefactor giving education privatization edge at Capitol

January 30, 2015

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  By Nancy Loom Well-funded privatization forces are gaining ground in their efforts to privatize Mississippi’s public education system, a move that would hand state tax dollars and our children’s futures to unaccountable for-profit, virtual, and private schools. Here’s what we know: a wealthy Mississippi businessman who supports privatization measures is offering large amounts of […]

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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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Wiseman to be honored with dinner, endowed scholarship

May 1, 2014

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A group of longtime friends and former students of a recently retired Mississippi State political scientist is holding a May fund-raising event to create a campus scholarship endowment in his honor. Professor W. Martin “Marty” Wiseman, former longtime director of the university’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Economic Development, will be honored at […]

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House votes for medicinal marijuana oil legislation

March 28, 2014

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Mississippi lawmakers have voted to make the use of marijuana legal— kind of. The Mississippi House of Representatives voted yesterday to make a medicinal marijuana oil legal in the state under tightly controlled circumstances. The House voted 112-6 to pass the final version of House Bill 1231. The Senate still must approve the agreement before […]

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Got dumplings? Squirrel season to start earlier for some hunters

March 24, 2014

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Squirrel hunters in south and central Mississippi won’t have to wait quite as long this year before they hit the woods. A new state law sets Oct. 1 as the starting date for squirrel season statewide, starting this year. It will last five months. The Clarion-Ledger reports that a new spring season will begin in […]

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Lawmakers say no to cities’ request for new sales tax

March 17, 2014

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It appears two Mississippi cities will not receive authority to enact a new sales tax. A Senate chairman said Friday that Mississippi lawmakers won’t authorize Hattiesburg or Greenville to set a 1 percent local sales tax, as the two cities requested. “We’re not going to do that,” Local and Private Committee Chairman Perry Lee, R-Mendenhall, […]

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Tourism officials to gather for ‘MTA Day at the Capitol’

March 4, 2014

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The tourism agency will take center stage tomorrow in the Capital City. The Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division will join the Mississippi Tourism Association for “MTA Day at the Capitol.” Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Jackson, tourism professionals from around the state will converge to tout […]

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Road plan calls for repayment of funds to MDOT

February 12, 2014

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At a press conference this morning, Charlie Williams, president of the T1 Coalition, laid out his organization’s proposal on at least a short-term solution to the state’s lack of funding for road and bridge maintenance. T1’s plan does not involve new money. In fact, it’s the opposite — Williams and others gathered at the Capitol […]

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Anti-Lane Linger Enforcement: A law we could learn to love here

February 28, 2013

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Georgia is considering a law we can only hope speedily finds its way from Atlanta’s Gold Dome, west on Interstate-20 through Alabama and on to Mississippi’s Capitol in Jackson. Call it the “Get Out of the Way” law drafted in a state where left lane slow-pokes are typically advised to “either run with the big […]

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