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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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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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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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Day of reckoning ahead for Mississippi’s Public Employment Retirement System

August 22, 2011

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Panel studying possible changes to state retirement system benefits Upgrades in retirement benefits granted to Mississippi’s public sector workers a decade ago could get rolled back as the state, its cities, counties and school districts struggle to stay financially afloat. Citing an “unsustainable” burden on Mississippi taxpayers inching toward $1 billion annually, Gov. Haley Barbour […]

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According to union lawyer, Public Employment Retirement System chief, options are limited

August 22, 2011

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The head of the Public Employees Retirement System of Mississippi says the $20.7-billion retirement trust fund is constitutionally protected but she doubts the benefits of retirees and public sector workers enrolled in the plan have the same protections. “However, this could be debated,” said Pat Robertson, PERS executive director. She cited a 1986 amendment to […]

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Bryant, Reeves Stay Ahead in GOP Primary

August 3, 2011

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Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant talks with MBJ-TV following his GOP gubernatorial primary victory. State treasurer Tate Reeves speaks to supporters at a rally following his defeat of GOP rival Sen. Billy Hewes in a bid for the lieutenant governors spot.

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