Money is always tight. That is the nature of money. There is never enough.
Our state Legislature is grappling with this reality. Tax collections are below expectations. Government services are being adjusted as a result. Tough cuts are being made.
There is a way to save hundreds of millions of dollars in state expenditures without costing a dime and vastly improving our state’s business climate. We just need the political will to do it.
America is a victim of its own success. We have the highest standard of living in the world, yet our economy is stagnant and workers complain of low-paying jobs. What’s going on here?
Merchants are eager to encourage folks to shop locally during the Christmas season. This is a crucial issue. Hundreds of local shops and stores depend on the holiday months for a huge chunk of their profits.
A Texas company is planning to build a high-voltage electricity transmission line linking the wind farms of west Texas to the deep South. The line would enter Mississippi near Vicksburg and run through the middle of Mississippi terminating north of Columbus.
When the Zambian Post started criticizing Zambian president Edgar Lungu, it was audited and shut down by the government tax authorities.
We were sitting in a small mud church with dirt floors near Mazabuka, Zambia, three hours drive from the capital city of Lusaka. The plate was piled high with fried banded tilapia caught with gill nets thrown from dugout canoes on the nearby Kafue River.