STARKVILLE — A report by the nonpartisan but decidedly liberal think tank the Center on Budget and Public Priorities documents that Mississippi is far from alone in the current fiscal year’s revenue shortfall and subsequent budget cuts.
STARKVILLE — Over the last six months, there’s been a lot of rhetoric from politicians, special interests and vested interests trying to convince Mississippians that collecting a use tax that’s been on the books since 1932 is a new tax.
STARKVILLE — While the national debate over Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act continues, hospitals in Mississippi face the future with the ongoing realities of the uncompensated care they are compelled by law to provide.
STARKVILLE — Longtime U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge E. Grady Jolly recently informed President Donald Trump of his intent to step down from the federal bench on Jolly’s 80th birthday in October – giving Trump his first judicial appointment in Mississippi.
STARKVILLE — On Saturday, the United Auto Workers, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, actor Danny Glover, the NAACP, and fellow political travelers brought the “March on Mississippi” to Canton to continue to peddle the narrative that “workers’ rights equals civil rights.”
STARKVILLE – Mississippi isn’t alone. About two-thirds of U.S. states are engaged in the same problems confronting Mississippi. Economic growth is stagnant. Revenue projections have been either overly optimistic or just flat wrong.
STARKVILLE — There is no gentle way to say it, so here goes. House Bill 638 as passed by that chamber of the Mississippi Legislature doesn’t consider whether the state should impose the death penalty. No, that’s not the matter at hand in this legislation.