Monthly Archives: January 2010

Balconies and Budgets

At heart, Mississippi leaders and legislators have good intentions. But, as Samuel Johnson and others taught, good intentions often beget more hellish than heavenly results. Witness the fracas in Jackson over budget cuts. All know cuts must be made. All … Continue reading

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Who Speaks to Dying Town Dilemmas?

“Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away-a-a-aay,” pleaded Paul Simon. Well, mama Kodak took Kodachrome film away-a-a-aay last summer…gone the way of the floppy disk, the rotary dial telephone, and manual typewriters. Ha, my wife yells at me because I hit … Continue reading

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WET Is Good for Workforce, Thanks Legislature!

Thumbs up, Legislature, for prompt action to avoid a catastrophe in workforce training. On day one, the House and Senate adopted a bill authored by Sen. Dean Kirby to preserve the $20 million Workforce Enhancement Training (WET) Fund. Fast approval … Continue reading

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Budget Cut Heaven

Let’s see if I have this stuff right. Some businesses shut down. Others laid off employees, slashed compensation, and eliminated expenses to survive the recession. Families are doing the same, hunkering down until things get better. So, businesses and people … Continue reading

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