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Will lawmakers debate tax cuts as election year looms?

JACKSON — Mississippi has state elections in 2015, and it’s a safe bet that lawmakers will try to endear themselves to voters by debating a tax cut. Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are both seeking re-election, and they’re already reciting familiar Republican talking points by saying people should keep more of the money they earn. Any proposal ...

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No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate

JACKSON — Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran told Mississippi business leaders yesterday that he will be in line for a committee chairmanship if Republicans regain control of the Senate. Speaking at a state chamber of commerce event in Jackson, Cochran stopped short of saying he would chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, a powerful spending panel he once led and of which ...

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Gov. Phil Bryant proclaims November as Innovation Month

JACKSON, Mississippi — While speaking today to nearly 2,000 business leaders from around the state at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Hobnob event, Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed November as Innovation Month in Mississippi. “Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012, marking the first time the state’s economy surpassed $100 billion,” Bryant said. “This growth would not be possible without ...

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Read their lips: No new taxes

Officials made feelings known in speeches at MEC’s annual event Mississippi’s statewide elected officials each spoke for about 10 minutes at last Thursday’s Hobnob. They all said pretty much the same thing: The state’s budget for fiscal year 2012 will be among the leanest the state has had in generations, and raising taxes on anything or anybody is no way ...

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Barbour offers realism, optimism

Governor gives bleak outlook, announces special session for new industry in Delta   Despite the bleak economic picture, statewide elected officials at the Mississippi Economic Council’s Hobnob event Oct. 21 were determined to “hitch up their britches” and move ahead. Gov. Haley Barbour was not shy about his worries that economic state recovery would be slow. Tax revenues are not ...

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More than 1,000 expected for MEC Hobnob

    Politics, predictions and political humor are on the menu at the Mississippi Economic Council’s eighth-annual Hobnob Mississippi on Wednesday at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson.   Gov. Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant will highlight the lineup of Mississippi’s statewide elected officials scheduled to speak at the event. Writing duo Jere Nash and Andy ...

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