Monthly Archives: January 2015

Higher Ed Boards Face Leadership Choices

IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds has accepted the job as president of the University of Nebraska system. Eric Clark, executive director of the Mississippi Community College system, has announced he will retire this year. So both the IHL Board of Trustees … Continue reading

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Keep Education Funding Out of the Courts

The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) that was designed to keep education funding out of court is now in court, and may stay there for years to come. In the mid-90s, lawsuits popped up in many states over inadequate funding … Continue reading

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MDOC Controversy Reveals Contract Procurement Weaknesses

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) controversy has exposed weaknesses in the state’s contract procurement processes. With regard to MDOC, the legislature exempted many contracts from competitive procurement, cracking open the door for abuse. Allegations have surfaced that even competitive … Continue reading

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Leaders Must Prioritize Investments to Grow Jobs

Happy New Year America! With economic growth at 5%, gasoline prices below $2 a gallon, and unemployment below 6%, all is great. Not so fast, as Lee Corso likes to say. Let’s get Katy Perry’s big pencil out and figure … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer Gift

Christmas morning for the kids is a wonderful time – all kinds of stuff under the tree, in stockings, and all wrapped up. The Christmas season is a miraculous time for retailers. More and more businesses are saved by shoppers … Continue reading

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