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Fate of state tax cuts in conference committee hands

By TED CARTER Whatever chance a tax cut for either Mississippi’s businesses or individuals has this legislative session will be decided by a six-member conference committee appointed by House and Senate leaders. Adding to the difficulties of choices before the conference is a growing tax collections shortfall that represents collections that fell approximately $20 million below projections for each month since ...

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Mississippi continues ‘sluggish’ growth, economist says

JACKSON — The state economist says Mississippi continues to have “sluggish” growth that trails the Southeast and the nation as a whole. Darrin Webb tells lawmakers Wednesday that he expects data will show Mississippi’s economy grew about 1 percent in 2015, following two years of contraction. That compares to 2.4 percent growth last year for the nation — the same ...

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Butler Snow adds office at Asia’s front door

Ridgeland’s Butler Snow has extended its international reach into Asia, opening an office in Singapore and virtual office in Hong Kong to serve ultra-wealthy residents and businesses within the Pacific Rim. The expansion adds to 18 offices the 300-lawyer firm has throughout the U.S. and London. The  Singapore office will provide U.S. tax and estate planning advice to ultra-high net worth families ...

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