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Joint legislative report raises points of contention

A new joint legislative report suggests several state agencies study whether the state can — or should — sweeten incentives used to attract and retain workers. The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, or PEER, says the state needs to examine its employee benefit offerings “in preparation for an uncertain future.” With the emphasis on uncertainties ahead, ...

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THERE YOU HAVE IT column: Things aren’t cool with cable TV

In my little world, Comcast choked as bad last Monday night as LSU did in getting rolled by Alabama in college football’s national championship showcase. I would loved to have watched the game in the comfort of my living room but Comcast fixed things to make sure I didn’t. My neighbor and his buddies in the apartment below had a ...

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Press limitations kept the complete Troy Davis story from getting told

Savannah police perp-walked Troy Davis my first day on the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News metro desk back in August 1989. Just named the trigger-man in the shooting death of Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail, the handcuffed young black man wore an illustrated T-shirt promoting “Turtles Records & Tapes,” a local record store. The future business journalist in me caused me ...

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Visit Florida — where 6-Gun Territory is not a theme park

Something for which to be grateful: Mississippi has Garden&Gun (which, by the way, just won national acclaim for magazine excellence). My home state of Florida, on the other hand, has Parks&Gun (which, by the way, just won national acclaim for stupidity). I left the Sunshine State just after its passage of a “bring your guns to work law.” OK, you ...

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Courage, ethics beyond the gator skinners

I can’t sufficiently express the degree of my respect for reporters who toil in places like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and — closer to home —  Mexico. They are laying it down, folks, so we will have a better idea of what is occurring and why in their strife-torn parts of the globe. I laid it down once as a ...

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Next generation entrepreneurs set out to finish in the money

It’s spring, so what better time for a young man and a young woman’s fancy to turn to — creating a business plan? Sorry, Alfred Lord Tennyson. These Mississippi youngsters can turn their fancies to love later on. For now, they’ve got business to tend to. State finals in the Southern Entrepreneurship Program’s business plan competition are coming up. And ...

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Swoope to sell a diminished Florida

As the president-designate of Enterprise Florida, Gray Swoope is venturing into a two-decade-old experiment that is facing its biggest challenge yet in surviving as a public-private endeavor. A new governor wants to resurrect the agency Enterprise Florida replaced — the Department of Commerce, though Swoope is designated to run that, as well. The department, of course, would answer to Gov. ...

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Words to remember the shuttle program by: We were lucky

The highlights of a new NASA internal safety study are sobering, but hardly breaking news to the Cape workers who begin occupying the bar stools at Neeka’s in Titusville by six every morning. They go there for a beer and a shot as they come off the midnight shift at Kennedy Space Center 15 miles away. They’ve always been grateful ...

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Carter joins MBJ editorial team

Veteran journalist to cover banking, finance and real estate The Mississippi Business Journal has expanded its newsroom, adding veteran journalist Ted Carter as staff writer. Carter begins this week, and will cover banking and finance, real estate (commercial and residential), accounting and Main Street/economic development. “Over the past couple of months, Ted has served as an MBJ contributing writer, and ...

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Overhaul does have supporters

Recently passed federal banking reform has the potential to lock low- and moderate-income Mississippians out of credit opportunities and other financial services.  Or maybe not. Mississippi’s banking commissioner, bankers and banking analysts see a curtailing of credit and other banking opportunities as an unintended consequence of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act. The Mississippi State Conference ...

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