Monthly Archives: July 2013

Exports and Ethanol Impact Gasoline Prices

With U.S. oil production soaring and demand for gasoline falling, why are pump prices rising, consumers, small businesses, and local governments want to know. Yesterday, OPEC was the culprit behind rising fuel prices by limiting the supply of crude oil … Continue reading

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Is Your Favorite Tax Break Safe?

Have you asked your Senators to save your favorite tax break? Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have given senators until July 26th to tell them what tax breaks need to be saved … Continue reading

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Will Mississippi Sustain Voter Progress?

The 1965 Voting Rights Act changed Mississippi. In the oral arguments leading up to the recent Supreme Court decision gutting Section 4 of the Act, Chief Justice John Roberts noted those changes in an exchange with U.S. Solicitor General Donald … Continue reading

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Strategic Compromises Can Move Country Forward

The U.S. Constitution resulted from compromise – not just compromise for compromise’s sake, but strategic compromise to achieve a much needed solution. “Just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the Constitution,” said former Secretary of State Colin … Continue reading

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Public Infrastructure Needs State Support

Roads, bridges, streets, and water, wastewater, and sewer facilities comprise the “public infrastructure” that counties and cities fund and maintain and upon which daily commerce and our standard of living depend. In theory. In reality, counties and cities rely on … Continue reading

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One Nation Indivisible Falling Apart

Well, here we go again – the doers versus the dividers on immigration reform. The problems of illegal immigration, a broken legal immigration system, and inconsistent immigration law enforcement have been with us for years. Indeed, “immigration reform” has become … Continue reading

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