Monthly Archives: March 2017

Day Shows Rural Communities Can Succeed

Rural communities in the South can succeed. Thomasville, a small town in Alabama’s poor “Black Belt,” has thrived under the leadership of Mayor Sheldon Day. Indeed, Day has his folks believing it is “cool to be rural.” Census data shows … Continue reading

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Concentrated Power Waxing in Mississippi Legislature

Concentrated power in the Legislature waxes and wanes with the attitudes of rank and file members. At times, Speakers of the House and Lieutenant Governors have wielded dictator-like power. At other times, members have risen up and made the bodies operate … Continue reading

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Shift Tax Burden as Recommended or Delay Tax Cuts

The Tax Foundation expert legislative leaders brought in last fall to advise them on tax reform recommended a shift in the state’s tax burden – away from corporate and individual income taxes to user-based taxes. The key word is “shift.” … Continue reading

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