Tag Archives: Gov. Phil Bryant

Hey Mike Chaney, you are in the hole; quit throwing good money after bad

August 23, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I really don’t understand what Mike Chaney is doing. At first, Insurance Commissioner Chaney’s office led the way in developing health care exchanges to comply with the Affordable Care Act. States all over the country called asking for help from little ole Mississippi. For once, we appeared to be ahead of the curve. That plan […]

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Don’t give up the farm for the sole sake of being ‘Business friendly’

March 27, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Ask any accountant, “How do you increase the bottom line?” The answer will always be one of two things. You either increase revenue or you decrease expenses. To increase your bottom line without one of those options is to defy the laws of bookkeeping. It can’t be done. As legislators pore over the State budget, […]

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A wham, bam $21 wedding ceremony

July 30, 2012

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Gov. Bryant signed the new “quickie” marriage law. As of July 1, you no longer have to wait 72 hours to go running down the aisle. In fact, there’s no waiting period at all. Pay your $21, sign your name and dash off to the justice of the peace. Wham, bam! You’re hitched. I can […]

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Tread lightly where it comes to charter schools in Mississippi

March 2, 2012

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My mother called this week to ask me what I thought about “this charter school issue.” Mind you, my mother has never called to ask my opinion on anything before. I wasn’t available at the time, so she left a message. Then I got busy and forgot, and she called again. Actually, I just think […]

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Honor people’s choice, respect the office and get on with business

February 24, 2012

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Mississippi is in the middle of a conversion from a two-party system to a one-party system. Currently, all but one statewide office is occupied by a Republican. The citizens of Mississippi went to the polls, and this was their decision. Democracy in action. Apparently, “all but one” is not enough. Now, the Republican House is […]

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Gov. Bryant responsible by cutting budget of his own department

February 3, 2012

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The median household income in Mississippi is about $35,000. We’re the lowest in the nation. Thankfully, our cost of living is less than in many states, but, as a whole, we have modest incomes and limited wealth. Making six figures in Mississippi makes you rich. The top public office in our state is that of […]

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