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MDA reporting bill heads to the House

A bill designed to provide lawmakers an annual glimpse into the financial workings of the Mississippi Development Authority cleared the Senate one day before the Feb. 14 deadline. The bill would mandate the MDA provide lawmakers an annual rundown of the tax credits, grants, loans and repayment schedules the agency uses to lure new industry. Included would be the number ...

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Saving downtown Jackson and big dollars to boot

Say a cash-strapped state like Mississippi had an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars on office space in the coming decades while injecting new economic life into its capital city. How fast would you give the idea a thumbs-up – or at least an in-depth ? State Sen. David Blount wants the state to initiate a phased-in consolidation ...

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THE MBJ VIEW: Saving downtown Jackson and big dollars to boot

Say a cash-strapped state like Mississippi had an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars on office space in the coming decades while injecting new economic life into its capital city. How fast would you give the idea a thumbs-up – or at least an in-depth look ? State Sen. David Blount wants the state to initiate a phased-in ...

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Bills: Move state offices to Capitol Complex

Downtown Jackson would see hundreds of new workers and a whittling of its office space vacancies through proposals from Senate Public Property Committee Chairman David Blount to consolidate more state agencies into space available in the Jackson Capitol Complex. In support of a pair of bills he has introduced, Blount produced an analysis from Millsaps College’s Else School of Management ...

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With DOR headquarters in limbo, state site on Lakeland may get look

With downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center sunk as the future home of Mississippi Department of Revenue, a state-owned parcel north of Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive could be atop the list of new options. The 7-acre parcel won top ranking in a site-selection study done last year by national real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. The tract between the Educational Research ...

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Search is on for next Department of Revenue headquarters

The leadership of the Mississippi House of Representatives last week rebuffed a late-inning effort to salvage a move of the Mississippi Department of Revenue into downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center. House leaders are said to have no appetite for dealing with the DOR headquarters issue this year. State Sen. John Horhn tried to resurrect DOR headquarters’ legislation that died on April ...

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