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Litigation timeline key for Section 42 valuation fight

A key hearing this week in Hinds County Chancery Court could go a long way toward changing how tax assessors calculate the tax liability for Section 42 Housing Developments. The Mississippi Association of Supervisors, the Mississippi Municipal League and dozens of towns and cities have sued the Department of Revenue, in an attempt to force that agency to allow tax ...

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Ray, Watson honored by Hattiesburg establishment

The HUB Award for 2011 has honored two of Hattiesburg’s outstanding professionals. Healthcare professional Bill Ray and attorney Percy Watson were honored their contributions to the community, commitment to excellence and dedication to public service. Ray has served as executive director of the Northeast Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale; president and CEO, Wesley Health Systems Inc., Hattiesburg; and, presently ...

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Cash is newest historic preservation incentive

Mississippi legislators say legislation passed this session will put more money into historic preservation and at the same time save the state money. The new law returns $250,000 to developers for every $1 million invested in a qualified historic preservation project. The measure caps allocations at $60 million, though legislators involved in formulating the bill do not expect the outlays ...

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Self-employment assistance bill dies at deadline

A bill that had significant support from some of the state’s most influential business groups was among the casualties of last week’s committee deadline. Senate Bill 2770 would have made those who are unemployed and who are in the process of starting a small business eligible to continue receiving unemployment benefits. It died in the House Labor Committee after clearing ...

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Miss. economic head: No politics in site selection

By SHELIA BYRD JACKSON — Lawmakers are asking the head of Mississippi’s economic development agency why the Delta and the southwestern part of the state are often overlooked for major industrial projects. Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, told members of the House Ways and Means Committee last Tuesday that industries have their own consultants when it ...

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