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Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project

OAKLAND — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has recovered an additional $48,933.35 as part of the long-term investigation into the failed beef processors plant in Yalobusha County, and has presented the check to State Treasurer Lynn Fitch. Since 2004, $617,115.86 has been returned to the state as part of this investigation. Additionally, six individuals have either pled guilty or been convicted ...

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Fitch expects state's bond debt to drop below $4B

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch told lawmakers yesterday that she expects Mississippi’s bond debt to drop back below $4 billion by the end of the current budget year, for the first time since 2011. She said that’s good because bond rating agencies want to know that the state is keeping its long-term debt under control. Mississippi had nearly $4.2 ...

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Future of prepaid college tuition program still in limbo

JACKSON — It’s still unclear whether Mississippi’s prepaid college tuition plan will reopen for additional enrollments, or when that might happen. But if the plan does reopen, price increases of at least 20 percent could be needed to keep the plan afloat. The board that runs the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan voted yesterday to ask actuaries to prepare ...

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Weather has MEC's annual Hobnob Mississippi moving to the Mississippi Coliseum

JACKSON — Because of inclement weather conditions expected on Thursday, the Mississippi Economic Council’s 12th Annual Hobnob Mississippi will be held at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. “The good news is The Coliseum floor footprint is actually even a little larger than our tent — and there is still plenty of room in the wings for those who want to ...

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State treasurer urges mandatory financial literacy training for Mississippi students

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education got a boost on the 10th anniversary of its founding with a call from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch for the state’s public schools to add financial literacy as mandatory instruction. Four states — Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Utah — require a semester of instruction in personal finance. “We need to be number five,” Fitch ...

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Election Night Highlights

Republicans Phil Bryant and Lynn Fitch celebrate electoral victories as Mississippi’s next governor and treasurer. Bryant, a former Hinds County deputy sheriff and state representative, was appointed state auditor during the Kirk Fordice administration then was elected lieutenant governor in 2007. He defeated Democratic candidate and Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree, the first African-American to win the state party’s nomination. Lynn ...

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The Race for State Treasurer

The race for state treasurer is just one of the many offices that will be sized up in today’s primary. Lee Yancy, Lynn Fitch and Lucien Smith are running on the GOP ticket while Connie Moran and Shawn O’Hara have put in bids for the Democratic and Reform Parties. LEE YANCEY CONNIE MORAN LYNN FITCH LUCIEN SMITH

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2011 Mississippi Treasurers Race

The race for state treasurer is just one of the many offices that will be sized up in today’s primary. Lee Yancy, Lynn Fitch and Lucien Smith are running on the GOP ticket while Connie Moran and Shawn O’Hara have put in bids for the Democratic and Reform Parties. LEE YANCEY (R) LYNN FITCH (R) LUCIEN SMITH (R) CONNIE MORAN ...

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Q&A: Lynn Fitch, Mississippi State Personnel Board; Republican Candidate for Treasurer

Fitch says Mississippi needs an experienced leader at the helm Lynn Fitch is the director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board and a Republican candidate for treasurer. She earned her undergraduate degree in marketing and law degree from the University of Mississippi. Fitch was named one of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women and was part of the ...

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