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Mississippi lags in economic growth and tech innovation

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

HELPING THE LITTLE GUY: A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed changing the state tax code to help small business owners.

Despite spending millions on tax incentives, a couple of reports indicate Mississippi continues to fall behind other states in economic growth.

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Poll: Mississippians support civil asset forfeiture reform

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Accountability, Legislature, Mississippi, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

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Civil asset forfeiture reform in Mississippi is supported by a large majority of citizens according to a poll released this week.

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Mississippi nurse practitioners unhappy with updated regulations

By   /  April 8, 2016  /  Health Care, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi nurse practitioners are unhappy with new regulations from the Board of Medical Licensure they say put a crimp on their ability to provide care.

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Tax increase runs out of gas in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  April 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Energy and Environment, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

DEAD FOR NOW: The Mississippi House killed a placeholder bill Tuesday that could've provided a vehicle for a gas tax increase. 

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A placeholder bill that could’ve provided a vehicle for a gas tax increase was among several bills that died on a deadline in the Mississippi Legislature.

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Jackson postpones overhaul of burdensome taxi regulations

By   /  April 5, 2016  /  Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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The Jackson Planning Board voted Monday to postpone action on a proposed overhaul of the city’s taxi ordinance for 21 days.

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Mississippi Legislature ponders gas tax compromise

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi House has until Tuesday to reach a possible compromise with a gas tax increase coupled with other tax code changes.

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