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Waveland opens door for future casinos

WAVELAND — The city of Waveland has amended its charter to remove a prohibition on casinos. Not that any are planned. “We’re not misleading anybody. We’re not in any negotiations with any casinos,” said Mayor David Garcia. “We just didn’t want it in there. We wanted to remove it as an economic development engine. “Whereas, if Waveland is ever approached ...

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House agrees to appropriate more money for governor's office, mansion

JACKSON — The Mississippi House agreed yesterday to spend more money for the governor’s office and mansion during the current budget year. Gov. Phil Bryant’s staff said last month that his predecessor, fellow Republican Haley Barbour, spent more than half the governor’s budget before leaving office in January, just over midway through the budget year. The bill that passed yesterday ...

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Bryant slashes staff's salaries by $200K

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is saving taxpayers at least $200,000 by cutting spending in his office. According to documents obtained by The Clarion-Ledger through an open records request, the amount Bryant will spend on salaries in his office is 10 percent less than former Gov. Haley Barbour. Bryant achieved that through a reduction in posts as well as salary ...

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Barbour mum on project behind special session

JACKSON — Lawmakers will return to the Capitol this week to consider an incentive package for a $500 million economic development project. Gov. Haley Barbour announced an Aug. 27 special session late last week. Barbour says in a news release the project will have locations around the state and create 1,000 direct and indirect jobs through the company and the ...

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