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Section 42 dispute in a familiar place

The dispute over the methods used to calculate tax liabilities for Section 42 housing developments is essentially where it was this time last year. The litigation brought by cities and counties against the Department of Revenue awaits a court ruling, and bills designed to clarify the situation circulate through the Capitol. The disagreement over how to assess tax value for ...

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Whether CWIP constitutes a tax takes up most of Kemper hearing in front of Supreme Court

Most of last Monday’s hour-long Kemper coal plant hearing at the Mississippi Supreme Court centered on two questions: If the Mississippi Public Service Commission allows Mississippi Power Co. to charge its ratepayers for the facility’s construction, will it constitute a tax, or will it simply be a rate assessment? If it is a tax, does it render the Baseload Act ...

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Relocation tax credit bill back for another try

One of the pieces of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s 2013 legislative agenda is a repeat from last year. A bill that would have extended tax credits to corporations that move their national or regional headquarters to Mississippi died in a Senate committee last year. Two bills that would do the same thing currently sit in the House Ways and ...

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Rachel Canter on doing the right thing

Rachel Canter is executive director of Mississippi First. A Starkville native, she has a B.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Q —How did Mississippi First get its start? A —In 2002, Sanford Johnson, my co-founder, and I each had summer internships in Jackson. We would meet for lunch and discuss ...

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CEO Fred Carl resigns as Viking empire crumbles

Viking CEO Fred Carl has resigned from the company he built as Middleby Corp. confirmed Thursday afternoon that it had laid off earlier in the day 20 percent of Viking Range’s 700 employees. Middleby spokesperson Darcy Bretz said in an email to the Mississippi Business Journal that the cuts were made “across the Viking enterprise.” She said half the layoffs were ...

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Sierra Club: Poll shows customer opposition to rate hikes via Kemper coal plant

The Sierra Club was supposed to release last Thursday the results of a poll meant to gauge Mississippi Power Co. ratepayers’ attitudes toward the Kemper County coal plant. The environmental group delayed the results because of a hearing in which the Mississippi Public Service Commission reached a rate case settlement with the utility. >> Read the rest of the story ...

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