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Mississippi Legislature hits on tax cuts, whiffs on election reform

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature passed a tax cut and some educational reforms, but missed on campaign finance and election reform.

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Daily fantasy sports, Jackson airport, asset forfeiture now in governor’s hands

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature checked out for the year on Thursday, leaving a pile of measures on Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk, including a bill that would legalize daily fantasy sports in the state, another that would turn control of Jackson’s airport over to the state and one that would create a task force to investigate civil asset […]

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Mississippi treasurer blasts ‘reckless’ $308 million bond bill

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

CORNUCOPIA: Mississippi will take on $250 million in debt to fund various projects if House Bill 1729 is signed by Gov. Phil Bryant.

Mississippi treasurer Lynn Fitch is speaking out against a pork-laden bond bill passed by the Legislature in the final days of the session.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding to receive $45 million from state taxpayers

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Pascagoula-based Ingalls Shipbuilding, a builder of U.S. Navy warships and Coast Guard cutters, is likely receive $45 million from Mississippi taxpayers.

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Deal could phase out Mississippi’s corporate franchise tax

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s corporate franchise tax could be eliminated over a 10-year period if a tax cut compromise makes it to Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk.

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Watchdog Podcast: Travel bans to Mississippi, NC don’t make much sense

By   /  April 15, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Mississippi, North Carolina, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Since the passage of religious freedom laws (or anti-LGBT laws if you prefer) in Mississippi and North Carolina, a number of other states have banned government travel to those places. The bans are largely symbolic (and almost comically hypocritical), but do they actually serve a purpose? Watchdog’s Bruce Parker joins Eric Boehm on this week’s edition […]

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