Monthly Archives: February 2016

Kasich Last Hope for Candidate with Character and Competency

A useful presidential primary exercise can be had by applying fundamental concepts from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to the candidates. Covey developed his character and competency oriented leadership treatise after his doctoral dissertation critiqued 200 years … Continue reading

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Needed Tire and Road Jobs for Mississippi Don’t Come Cheap

How much is a job worth to Mississippi? Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Legislature are willing to pay a lot to get new ones. The recently announced Continental Tire project for Hinds County will get an unprecedented package of … Continue reading

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Reader Says Sales Tax Best for Funding Roads and Bridges

“Sales tax is the only fair tax we have,” wrote a reader. “Can you find out how long it would take for a two percent sales tax increase to fund restoration of our highways and bridges?” Hmmm. Let’s quantify the … Continue reading

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Fuel Tax Issue Will Show Republicans Can Lead, or Not

The Governor, Lt. Governor and Legislators started new four-year terms this month. Most are returnees. Most are Republicans. The main difference between now and four years ago is that Republicans now hold “super” majorities in both the House and Senate. … Continue reading

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