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Hearings at end, lawmakers start to craft budget

JACKSON — Now that budget hearings are over, Mississippi lawmakers face a long process of deciding how to spend tax dollars for fiscal 2015, which begins July 1. The 14 members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee held four days of public hearings last week and quizzed agency leaders about how money is already being spent on programs large and ...

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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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Litigation timeline key for Section 42 valuation fight

A key hearing this week in Hinds County Chancery Court could go a long way toward changing how tax assessors calculate the tax liability for Section 42 Housing Developments. The Mississippi Association of Supervisors, the Mississippi Municipal League and dozens of towns and cities have sued the Department of Revenue, in an attempt to force that agency to allow tax ...

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State’s chief site selector: Search starts for new tax HQ

Though proximity to the state’s new Data Center off Lakeland Drive could weigh heavily in the site selection, the only certainty for the new home of the  Mississippi Department of Revenue is that it will be housed in a state-owned building or built on vacant land the state owns. In either instance, the site must be within the Jackson city ...

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Roughing it in exile

If you like the sound of rain on a tin roof, a job at the Mississippi Department of Revenue building in Raymond may be just the ticket. Of course, the downside is you’ll work in a cavernous warehouse with concrete floors and 40-foot ceilings where some parts of the building are too hot and other parts too cold – and ...

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