Mississippi brewers want to sell their beer on site

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Mississippi brewers are trying to rally legislative support behind an effort to end the state’s prohibition on selling beer on-site.

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New Venture Fund gave more than $5 million to Mississippi initiative fight

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

NEW VENTURE: The left-leaning New Venture dumped a lot of cash into the fight over a school funding initiative.

The left-leaning New Venture Fund gave more than $4 million in October alone to a group promoting a ballot initiative over education funding in Mississippi.

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Vermont state economist: Labor market weak across many data points

By   /  November 11, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Despite Friday’s upbeat national jobs report, Vermont’s state economist says the jobs market faces significant headwinds in the Green Mountain State.

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Mississippi Power, state officials nearing a deal to trim massive rate-hike

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Mississippi, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power and the state’s two regulatory bodies might be near a deal that would cut power rates from 18 to 15 percent.

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Even after stunning October jobs report, regulations are holding the economy back

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  Economy, Federal Government, Issues, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Politics & Elections, regulations  /  No Comments


The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the October jobs report is partially the result of a sort-of soft bigotry of low expectations.

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GOP hopeful Kasich looking to make a dent in Mississippi

By   /  November 6, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal Government, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, Ohio, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich visited Mississippi this week in search of delegates, but his spending policies might hurt his chances in the Magnolia State.

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