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FORBES: Mississippi needs a dose of transparency at state department of revenue

A recent article in State Tax Notes details some transparency concerns at the Mississippi Department of Revenue that are (unfortunately) somewhat commonplace. For example, the department does not publish letter rulings, which can be useful in helping taxpayers understand the risk associated with a particular transaction. In general, taxpayers want to go into matters with eyes wide open, so the ability to ...

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Square Pizza makes national ranking of college town eateries

OXFORD — Cheap pizza is the go-to food for college students, and 50 of the best college town pizza shops have been picked for a tasty, new article. A list of “50 Great (and Mostly Cheap!) College Town Pizza Shops” is now on the website of Great Value Colleges. One Mississippi pizza shop, Square Pizza of Oxford, made the ranking ...

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MBJ: Indiana’s take on Mississippi manufacturing is self serving, at best

Indiana has employed a scorched earth economic development strategy of degrading the manufacturing and logistical capabilities of its Midwestern neighbors and Southern competitors such as Mississippi. While generously pointing out all the shortcomings of others the Hoosier State goes up against in the economic development arena, the study sponsored by Conexus Indiana — the state’s manufacturing initiative — had to ...

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Atlanta lays claim to Dixie's 'Most Miserable' metropolis

The late humorist Lewis Grizzard had a standard refrain for Northerners who complained about life in his beloved Atlanta: “Delta is ready when you are.” For a little variation, he would sometimes remind them that “Interstate-75 goes both ways.” It’s perhaps well and good that the longtime Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist is not around to hear today’s news. Atlanta landed the ...

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Forbes: Shale gas means flat prices until 2020

That’s bad news for Mississippi Power Company, which bet $2.4B of its ratepayers’ money that natural gas prices would not remain flat Forbes blogger Daniel Fisher reports that natural gas from shale will likely keep gas prices flat at around $5 per million Btu through 2020. If Forbes’ numbers come to fruition, Mississippi Power Company customers paying for the $2.4-billion ...

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