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Legislature divided over Department of Revenue destination

Whiplash could be a consequence of watching recent action in the Legislature to determine the next home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The day before a bill to put the DOR headquarters in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center via a purchase passed the Senate on a 48-2 vote, House Speaker Philip Gunn successfully pushed a bill through the House on ...

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Funding PERS will be up to departments in 2013

Directors of state departments and agencies must find a way to pay for a 10.4 percent increase in the employer share of the PERS of Mississippi retirement starting in July. Legislators have withheld the approximately $62 million needed to pay for the increased share of the retirement fund and left department heads to sift through their budgets to find the ...

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Lt. Gov. Reeves says he will back ‘reasonable and rational' bond bill

The Mississippi Legislature will end its one-year bond bill moratorium in 2013, provided the spending levels and project priority lists largely mirror those contained in the Senate bond bill shelved in the closing days of the last session. That’s the prediction of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who kabashed the 2012 bill over displeasure with attempts by the House of Representatives ...

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Lt. Gov. Reeves weighs in on BP settlement

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has weighed in on oil giant BP, which agreed to pay $4.5 billion in a wide-ranging settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “I hope this criminal settlement results in a swift agreement with the states on the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Those funds are ...

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Reeves, Hood top Wednesday Neshoba fair speakers

PHILADELPHIA — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Attorney General Jim Hood will headline the first day of political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair. Also scheduled to speak Wednesday are State Auditor Stacey Pickering, Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey and Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. Speaking at the east Mississippi fair is a decades-old tradition for politicians, ...

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Reeves appoints Heidelberg

Attorney Jimmy Heidelberg has been elected chairman of the Mississippi State Oil & Gas Board. He will represent the Oil & Gas Board before the Mississippi Legislature and serve as liaison with state agencies including the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) through April 2016. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves recently appointed Heidelberg to the board for a second four-year term. ...

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