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Internet sales tax bill in limbo after initially passing

The Mississippi House could be on track to reverse itself and eventually kill a proposed internet sales tax. House Bill 480 passed the House on Wednesday, despite opposition from some Republicans who said they oppose any new taxes. The bill would enforce sales tax collections for items sold over the internet, and would earmark the money for road and bridge ...

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Internet tax legislation passes House

By BOBBY HARRISON The Republican House leadership guided to passage Wednesday legislation to tax remote (internet) sales, but not without causing some consternation among members of the House majority. The legislation, which passed 79-38, would use the revenue generated from the tax for road and bridge needs, both on the state level and for counties and municipalities. Those voting against ...

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Mississippi sues Google, saying it violates student privacy

Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits. Attorney General Jim Hood sued the California-based computer giant Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. In a news conference Tuesday, Hood said Google is breaking Mississippi ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Pathways for unmotivated people become useless pathways

Pathways” is the popular word today for fixing broken, adolescent, and unsuccessful people.    Here are a few examples. At the federal level there are the Pathways out of Poverty Act, the National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention program, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Pathways courses. At the state level there are Governor Phil Bryant’s Mississippi Works Smart Start Career Pathway, the Mississippi ...

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Cyberattack disrupts instruction at Oxford School District

OXFORD — A cyberattack by an unknown hacker has forced a school district to shut down all of its servers. Multiple news outlets report the Oxford School District was the victim of a crypto-ransomware attack, which began early Sunday morning. The school district said in a news release that ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer and ...

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Gulf Coast reaching for fiber optic ring

By LISA MONTI State and local officials are working to improve access to ultra-high-speed Internet service to residents, businesses and educational institutions along the Coast. Backers say a redundant and public fiber optic ring will help the coastal cities and counties  catch up with other cities and regions of the country and be more competitive in education, healthcare public safety and ...

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Windstream expands broadband in Mississippi

JACKSON — Windstream Communications Inc. is getting $917,403 to expand and support broadband to about 5,520 of its rural customers in Mississippi. The money from the Connect America Fund will allow Windstream to deliver broadband at speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to 2,760 rural homes and businesses in Mississippi where the cost of ...

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