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Forestry Commission cuts 75 jobs due to budget reduction

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Forestry Commission will eliminate 75 positions July 1 – two-thirds of which are firefighting jobs – due to a $2.67 million, or 16 percent, cut in its budget. The reduction is because of the state’s drop in revenue, which has forced government cuts across the board. State Forester Charlie Morgan said in a release that “preserving ...

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Reform candidate for insurance chief disqualified

Associated Press State election officials have removed the Reform Party candidate for Mississippi insurance commissioner from the Nov. 3 ballot, saying it was impossible to know whether he had lived in the state long enough to run. The decision leaves Republican Mike Chaney unopposed for a third term. The Reform Party candidate for governor, Shawn O’Hara, told members of the state ...

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Chaney readies contingency plan if court rules against insurance exchanges

By JACK WEATHERLY  The Mississippi Insurance Department has developed a proposed contingency plan  in case the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates federally run health-insurance exchanges in 36 states, including Mississippi. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Thursday in an interview with the Mississippi Business Journal that the replacement would protect the federal tax credits that would otherwise be lost to about 100,000 Mississippians. ...

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