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OUR VIEW — New governing board a must for Evers Airport

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is a sputtering economic-engine that has failed to  achieve its potential. Over the years, policy making has come from a narrow power corridor that starts at Jackson City and ends in the office suites at Jackson Evers, excluding a vast population the airport serves. An outdated governance model is to blame. Such a model has ...

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Transfer of policy making for airports wins Senate passage

By TED CARTER Transfer of control of Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field to a state-created board is headed for action in the Mississippi House of Representatives after winning Senate approval on a 29-18 vote March 3. The legislation, Senate Bill 2162, has not yet been assigned to a committee. The assigned committee “is going to be the clearest ...

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Compromise still possible on airport control legislation

By TED CARTER State Sen. John Horhn of Jackson’s unsuccessful amendments on the Senate floor last week could indicate what a compromise on governance of Jackson’s airports might look like. Some of the changes designed to make the legislation authored by Sen. Josh Harkins of Flowood more acceptable to opponents could be made in the House-Senate conference committee. A reverse repealer ...

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