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.
The numbers are scary. Sunflower County’s population shrunk at the second-highest rate in Mississippi between 2010 and 2016, according to census estimates.
The county lost 10.3 percent of its population — more than 3,000 people — in just six years.
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.