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It's showtime for MAGIC as state launches single accounting system

MAGIC starts today but state officials aren’t relying on abracadabra stuff to make the $100 million accounting system work as designed. A dozen years of work, including around the clock shifts in recent weeks, went into today’s launch of MAGIC, officially known as Mississippi’s Accountability System for Government Information and Collaboration. If all goes as planned in the start up, ...

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Fixing leaks and turning back old age: Capitol getting specialized face lift

JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi State Capitol building here is getting its first restoration and repair in 30 years, the state Department of Finance & Administration said in announcing the start of the 2-year, $6.9 million project. Work crews are installing massive construction scaffolding that will envelop different parts of the 110- year-old structure over the next two years.  It’s ...

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New bid for moving state offices into Jackson's CBD passes first test

JACKSON, Mississippi — A revived move to consolidate far flung state government office space into Jackson’s Central Business District won unanimous approval Monday afternoon from the Senate Public Property Committee. The bill’s main selling point is the prospect of shaving around $5 million a year off the state’s current $16 million annual leasing costs, as well as the prospect for ...

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Selection near for 2nd downtown Jackson offices for Secretary of State

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Secretary of State’ Office is moving its office at 700 North St. closer to downtown. The Mississippi Department of Finance & Administration received five responses to a request for proposals and has narrowed the candidates to two office buildings. The Secretary of State’s Office and DFA are reviewing best and final from owners of the ...

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Effort to consolidate state offices to ‘Capitol Complex’ fails

Legislation supporters say would save Mississippi $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 to make it onto the House calendar. Blount said ...

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With bills on new DOR home dead or dying, attention turns to RFP selection

Barring a late surprise, the winner in the competition to be the new home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue should be known by the middle of next week, state officials say. The Department of Finance & Administration late Thursday afternoon opened the ‘final and best” lease offers from representatives of the three properties still in the running—downtown Jackson’s Landmark ...

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State’s search for new Revenue Department HQ narrows to 3 buildings

Office properties in Clinton, Ridgeland and downtown Jackson have made the short list among candidates to become the new home of the Mississippi Department of Finance. The two leading candidates going into the whittling of the candidate list Tuesday were Jackson’s Landmark Center and South Point Business Park in Clinton. Ergon Properties’s Diversified Technologies complex in Ridgeland joined them on ...

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Proposals in for Revenue Department HQ; List to narrow Tuesday

Tuesday is short list day in the competition among metro Jackson office properties to become the new home of the Mississippi Department of Finance. Meeting the early deadline for submitting Requests for Proposals for a long-term lease deal with the state were downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center and South Point Business Park in Clinton, both considered the leading candidates. Joining the ...

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State seeks proposals for new Department of Revenue HQ

In a clear sign that state leaders have decided against further delays in getting the Mississippi Department of Revenue out of its metal warehouse headquarters in Raymond, the state has issued a request for proposals to building owners interested in leasing to the department. The move represents a change of heart by state leaders who last legislative session rejected a ...

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