JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said yesterday a voter ID study issued last week misrepresents what’s happening in Mississippi. The study by the Brennan Center for Justice, at the New York University School of Law, estimated 48,000 low-income Mississippians could have trouble obtaining a government-issued photo identification that might eventually be needed to vote. Hosemann, a Republican, said ...Read More »
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District 28 belonged for many years to “the Chairman” Charlie Capps, a Democrat in name who often voted with Republicans. Certainly he put his district’s interests above party. David Norquist held the seat for a term and a half after Chairman Charlie. While Norquist was more than a Democrat in name, he, too, often crossed party lines to protect the ...Read More »
We might have finally found something Mississippians of every political persuasion can agree on: The use of eminent domain for private economic development is a bad idea. Initiative 31, which will amend the state Constitution to essentially restrict the use of eminent domain to projects of direct public use, earned more than 637,000 votes. The initiative needed 50 percent plus ...Read More »
Instead of seeking pre-clearance of the changes as mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, the state can seek approval of the changes from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mississippi’s distant history of infringing on voting rights makes it likely the U.S. Justice Department will have questions on just how the state ...Read More »
In this week’s MBJ — THE NATIONAL TELECOM TAKE ON C SPIRE: Stephen McDill asks national telecom experts what they think of the new marriage between Apple Inc. and Ridgeland-based C Spire. You might be surprised at what they told the Mississippi Business Journal. Also in this week’s paper: >> VOTER ID: Will the National government intercede in Mississippi’s Voter ...Read More »
JACKSON — Key information involving three initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot was not included so a reprint has been ordered, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office said yesterday. Pamela Weaver, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, said Attorney General Jim Hood contacted their office last week saying he believed the “fiscal analysis” — the cost to taxpayers for ...Read More »
JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the Voter Identification Initiative has the sufficient number of signatures required to be placed on the 2011 General Election ballot. “After a thorough review and count of the signature certifications sent to us by the petitioners of the Voter Identification initiative,” said Hosemann, “we are pleased to say the voters of the ...Read More »