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WaPo calls Miss. GOP Senate primary tea party's 'last stand'; says blogger tresspass slowed McDaniel surge

After a string of humbling defeats in Republican primaries this spring, the tea party’s last best hope to oust a lawmaker is in Mississippi. But things are not going well for the movement’s Chris McDaniel, who is challenging longtime senator Thad Cochran, the Washington Post reported in a story today. The race has been roiled over the past week by a bizarre incident in ...

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Supervisors force Palmertree out of office

The saga of one Mississippi circuit clerk has taken another turn, and she now finds herself unemployed. The Warren County Board of Supervisors has forced Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree from office after finding that she doesn’t live in the county. The board voted unanimously yesterday following a hearing on the evidence. In July 2013, Palmertree told the Madison County ...

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Experienced Environmental Attorney John A. Brunini Joins Butler Snow

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Butler Snow is pleased to announce John A. Brunini has joined the firm’s Ridgeland, Miss. office. “Johnny is a respected environmental attorney who is well known across Mississippi, the Southeast and throughout the nation,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “His addition will certainly strengthen our environmental team and add value to the services we offer clients.” ...

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LAS VEGASWEEKLY: MGM, Caesars must send message to 'hatemongers' in Mississippi Capitol

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 in Jackson don’t live in ...

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10 years after tort reform, many have praise some have disdain

A May 14 conference at the Jackson Convention Complex will spotlight the tenth anniversary of an overhaul of Mississippi’s civil justice system, an achievement business leaders say saved the state’s medical sector and polished the state’s image as a place to do business. What you won’t hear at the “Tort Reform: After Ten Years” seminar are the criticisms of personal ...

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61,494 in Miss. enroll in US-run health exchange

JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released enrollees in each state between Oct. 1 and March 31. Ninety-four percent of Mississippians who bought coverage on the healthcare.gov ...

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DUDE, don't do it! Too much vacation fun in a marijuana-friendly state could be costly when you return to work

Yes, Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and other states now permit medical marijuana. But if you’re tempted to partake of some pot on a vacation out West, just remember, if you test positive in your workplace back in Mississippi, you’ll likely lose your job. Susan Fahey Desmond, a shareholder in the Jackson Lewis law firm ...

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Getting an update on ‘all things tech’ — Technology conference in Ridgeland a chance for accountants to catch up on the latest

Technology continues to evolve, and professionals such as accountants and certified public accountants need to stay on top of it in order to have the best tools for doing their work while safeguarding their clients’ financial information. A good opportunity for boning up on technology changes is the Mississippi Society for CPA Technology Conference for Accountants in May 19-20 in ...

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Sanderson Plumbing Products to begin sizable layoffs next week

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Three-quarters of the 230-person workforce at bankrupt toilet seat maker Sanderson Plumbing Products will be out of a job by the middle of next weel unless an investor steps in with money to keep the company running. The layoffs likely would have occurred already but for a federally required 60-day plant closing notice that expires April 29. ...

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