Monthly Archives: November 2016

More Taxes for Rank and File, Less for Wealthy and Walmart

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves have decided to shift Mississippi’s tax burden – less on income and businesses, more on users. “Because I think everybody ought to have skin in the game,” explained Gunn. … Continue reading

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Appointments Will Tell If Trump Can Deliver

Haley Barbour was right. “People wanted to shoot Washington the bird,” he said recently at the MEC Hobnob. “They thought Donald Trump was the biggest, most magnificent middle finger they could find.” For many, that’s all that mattered. If Trump … Continue reading

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State Economy Struggles to Hit Half the National Growth Rate

“State economists lower forecast for remainder of year,” read the Mississippi Business Journal headline on October 27th. “Mississippi’s state economists have pulled back on an already-weak economic forecast for the rest of 2016, projecting that the state’s economy will grow … Continue reading

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University President Terms Getting Shorter

Jackson State University President Carolyn Meyers becomes the latest university president to leave prematurely. She announced her resignation following disclosure of financial problems at the university. Once university presidents seemed to hold office forever. As a new Kirk Fordice appointee … Continue reading

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