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State task force examining potentials of Internet sales tax

JACKSON: A state task force is quietly taking a hard look at the pros and cons of forcing Internet retailers to comply with a Mississippi law that mandates they collect sales taxes on items they sell online to buyers in the state. A key question is whether taxing cyber sales is a true pot of gold at the end of ...

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IHL launches minority business enterprise

The College Board has started a program trustees hope will ease the procurement process between minority-owned businesses and state universities. The Mississippi Public University Minority Economic Opportunity Initiative is designed to ensure minority-owned businesses have everything they need to be included in the bidding process when universities start one. “The Board of Trustees has asked all of Mississippi’s eight public ...

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Ole Miss eyes development of old Whirlpool plant

Among the list of projects the University of Mississippi recently submitted to the College Board was the redevelopment of the old Whirlpool plant into a recreational facility and a hub to help ease traffic and parking woes. Schools annually submit their Facilities Needs Requests, which give the College Board an idea of each school’s funding needs moving forward, said Institutes ...

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Economist: Medicaid expansion must be examined

An analysis state economist Bob Neal says is the most important he has ever undertaken will help state leaders decide whether to accept billions in federal funding to cover a quarter-million or more Mississippians who lack health insurance. Though Neal views his analysis as critical to the decision before policy makers, it is uncertain how much consideration his economic conclusions ...

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Wiesenberg appointed provost

University of Southern Mississippi vice president for research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has been named the university’s next provost, pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The change is effective July 1. Wiesenburg, who has served as the university’s vice president for research since 2010, also became interim provost last November when Dr. Bob ...

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