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State senator continues push for state offices consolidation

An effort for Capitol Complex consolidation say Mississippi — which supporters say would save $5 million a year on office leasing costs and whittle the space state workers occupy to levels consistent with federal standards — died earlier this month. The bill authored by Sen. David Blount and backed by a Millsaps College analysis easily passed the Senate but failed ...

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Op-Ed: The shared fortunes of Jackson and its suburbs

By: Matthew D. Bolian Since 2011, a fight has been brewing in the state capitol over where the Department of Revenue (DOR) and its 500 plus workers are going to relocate. In one corner is Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, and in the other is Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton. Sen. Blount represents those who want to house the ...

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CRAWFORD: Is everyone, including Phillip Gunn, a RINO these days

Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line. These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line. Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top Republicans ignoring the line I ...

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Saving downtown Jackson and big dollars to boot

Say a cash-strapped state like Mississippi had an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars on office space in the coming decades while injecting new economic life into its capital city. How fast would you give the idea a thumbs-up – or at least an in-depth ? State Sen. David Blount wants the state to initiate a phased-in consolidation ...

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Lawmakers see savings and consequences in state office consolidation

State Sen. Kenneth Wayne Jones of Madison County says saving state jobs may make it a worthwhile tradeoff to relocate more than a dozen state offices out of his county to downtown Jackson. Sen. Will Longwitz, Jones’ Madison County colleague, is not convinced. Nor is Tim Coursey, Madison County’s chief economic developer. The Legislature must take a real close look ...

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Bills: Move state offices to Capitol Complex

Downtown Jackson would see hundreds of new workers and a whittling of its office space vacancies through proposals from Senate Public Property Committee Chairman David Blount to consolidate more state agencies into space available in the Jackson Capitol Complex. In support of a pair of bills he has introduced, Blount produced an analysis from Millsaps College’s Else School of Management ...

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Millsaps welcomes Hutchison

Michael V. Hutchison is the new vice president of institutional advancement at Millsaps College. For the last five years, Hutchison has worked as associate vice president for development at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. During his career, he has worked at all levels of development. Prior to Hendrix, he served as director of major and planned gifts at Austin College ...

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Military protocol can be a good outline for business self-evaluation, major general says

The more I interview leaders and successful entrepreneurs the more I am convinced that the key to personal and organizational change involves creating great habits. Our brains are always seeking to preserve energy by creating shortcuts. Unfortunately, our brains don’t distinguish between great habits and bad habits. Once we become aware of this invisible force that guides so much of ...

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TEC promotes Watkins

TEC has promoted Paul Watkins to sales supervisor at TEC of Jackson Inc. Watkins has been with TEC for over five years working as an account executive. Watkins, currently residing in Clinton, attended Millsaps College where he pursued a degree in history/political science and graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in photography. He is married to ...

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Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County

Kim Compton didn’t just fall into economic development on her way to or from another career. She chose it. After completing a degree in economics from Millsaps College in 1990, she entered the master’s program in economic development at the University of Southern Mississippi. Now she serves as director of economic development with the Hancock County Development Commission, a position ...

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