Monthly Archives: May 2017

Are State Leaders Ready for Big Cuts in Federal Funds?

Topnotch finance experts assess risks and plan for downturns as diligently as they evaluate and promote upside opportunities. Mississippi’s economy has become more reliant than ever on federal funds. Should President Donald Trump and conservative leaders succeed in their plans … Continue reading

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Who Cares about Health Care in Mississippi?

“Mississippi finishes last – again – among all states in annual health ranking,” read the December headline in the Biloxi Sun-Herald. “Mississippi dropped to dead last this year among all 50 states in the annual ‘America’s Health Rankings’ released by … Continue reading

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Controlling the Kudzu of State Spending

One of my many anonymous critics on the Jackson Jambalaya blog zapped me last week over my column “A Peek behind Legislative Leaders’ Rhetoric.” In particular, he/she said I lack “a coherent alternate plan” of my own. Well, I never … Continue reading

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