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Analysis: Campaign ads bring cute kids and scary politicos

Mississippians could get a reprieve from political advertising now that the rush of the party primaries is over. Starting in about mid-October, though, people who are easily annoyed by political ads will have to keep their TV remotes handy. Voters on Nov. 5 will choose a governor, other statewide and regional officials, state lawmakers and county officials, including sheriffs. Commercial ...

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Analysis: Mississippi will see big turnover of state offices

Mississippi this year will have its biggest shake-up of statewide offices in a generation, no matter who wins in November. Five of the eight current statewide elected officials are not seeking re-election, so there are open races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and treasurer. That’s a contrast to 2015, when all eight statewide officials were re-elected. ...

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Mississippi treasurer intends to run for attorney general

Second-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she intends to run for state attorney general next year. Multiple news outlets report that she briefly discussed her plans last week with a Republican women’s club. Her chief of staff, Michelle Williams, says Fitch, a Madison Republican, will make a more extensive announcement later. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is widely expected to ...

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Rating firms’ visit will assess state’s bonding strength after setbacks

By TED CARTER Representatives of the nation’s three major credit ratings agencies will be in Jackson later this month to begin grading the credit strength of the state’s approximately $562 million general obligation bond for fiscal 2016-2017. The visit comes after Fitch Ratings Service recently downgraded the state’s current general obligation and revenue bonds and Moody’s put a “negative” outlook on ...

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McCoy, Fitch to lead board

Dr. Randy D. McCoy has transitioned from vice chairman to chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) for fiscal year 2017, which began July 1. The Board elected State Treasurer Lynn Fitch as its new vice chairman. McCoy is a retired superintendent of the Tupelo Public School District and a board retiree ...

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State’s raids on rainy-day fund raise red flag, Moody’s warns

State Treasurer Fitch calls report to investors ‘a shot across the bow’ for legislative leaders    By TED CARTER Gov. Phil Bryant’s three draws from Mississippi’s reserve fund have left the fund at its lowest level in 13 years and led Moody’s Investor Services to warn investors the state’s fiscal position is weakening. Moody’s July 11 report characterized the drawdowns ...

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