Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mississippi No Texas In Job Creation

Mississippi did not make CNBC’s top ten among “Top States for Job Creation.” Texas led the way creating 237,500 jobs from May 2011 to May 2012. Other top ten states were California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Washington, Virginia, … Continue reading

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Ho Hum, PERS Costs Jump Again

Ho hum…14.26% is now the public employer “contribution” rate to the Mississippi retirement system (PERS). Cities, counties, schools, colleges, and universities along with state agencies are required to contribute this percentage of payroll to support PERS. Yawn…the rate went up … Continue reading

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Tuition Fuels University Spending

“The money that the universities are receiving from the state in the way of appropriations for the eight universities is considerably less today than it was in the year 2000,” College Board President Ed Blakeslee told Mississippi Public Broadcasting. “And … Continue reading

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Ruling Boosts Obamacare and Republicans

After the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Obamacare, what next? Politics for sure – by the afternoon of the decision Congressman Gregg Harper and others had implemented robocalls informing voters how they will repeal Obamacare. Talking heads on TV had a … Continue reading

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Community Report Cards Inform Citizens

How is your town/county/region doing? Most citizens really don’t know. Oh, they have opinions, but few have data, or know where to look for data, to inform their opinions. Then, few towns/counties/regions make the effort to provide such data to … Continue reading

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