Home » Tag Archives: Kathy Waterbury

Tag Archives: Kathy Waterbury

State mulling options on extending benefits to same-sex spouses

Gay-Rights-Same-Sex-Marriage-Symbols-Rainbow-Flag-jpg

By TED CARTER Same-sex couples are tying the knot across Mississippi but the state has not yet decided how – or whether – it will extend worker benefits to the same-sex spouses of state employees. The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration is trying to get a fix on the state’s obligations in the wake of last week’s ruling by ...

Read More »

Hinds County retreat seeks resort status from state

JACKSON — Providence Hill Farm, a 1,250-acre retreat in northwest Hinds County, has been given approval by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors to seek state status as a resort area. The Mississippi Department of Revenue is responsible for approving resort status for an establishment or area. The process begins with the board of supervisors issuing a resolution in support ...

Read More »

Lawmakers could rethink law on delinquent taxes

JACKSON — State law currently requires the Mississippi Department of Revenue to garnish 100 percent of the wages of a government official or employee should that person become delinquent in paying taxes. Going back to September 2011, a legislative watchdog group recommended the law be changed to allow garnishment of 25 percent to 100 percent of wages until the tax ...

Read More »

State’s chief site selector: Search starts for new tax HQ

Though proximity to the state’s new Data Center off Lakeland Drive could weigh heavily in the site selection, the only certainty for the new home of the  Mississippi Department of Revenue is that it will be housed in a state-owned building or built on vacant land the state owns. In either instance, the site must be within the Jackson city ...

Read More »

Roughing it in exile

If you like the sound of rain on a tin roof, a job at the Mississippi Department of Revenue building in Raymond may be just the ticket. Of course, the downside is you’ll work in a cavernous warehouse with concrete floors and 40-foot ceilings where some parts of the building are too hot and other parts too cold – and ...

Read More »