Monthly Archives: April 2014

Legislators’ Neglect Impairing Highway System

Competent leaders seeking to sustain quality of life and spur economic growth appreciate the importance of physical infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers grades physical infrastructure in each state annually. In 2012, Mississippi grades were:  Dams and levees – … Continue reading

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Crowers Cower from Tax Reform Plan

“What is needed is a thorough restructuring of the tax laws – one that is broad and yet achievable,” crowed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in his “Roadmap for America’s Future” released in 2010. “I believe we must make the … Continue reading

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Tax Dollars Used for Politicians’ Self-Promotion

How many of your tax dollars, if any, should be spent for self-promotion by elected officials? It’s quite common when new governors get elected to see their names pop up on all kinds of things:  Welcome to Mississippi signs on … Continue reading

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Most State Employees Can’t Get a Break

State employees can’t get a break. Well, most can’t. In 2012, Mississippi had 58,135 state employees earning an average salary of $41,870, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A Pew Charitable Trusts study reported this was significantly higher than … Continue reading

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