Mississippi lawmakers get mixed grades for school choice support

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Mississippi, News, School Choice, School Choice  /  No Comments

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A scorecard released by Empower Mississippi gives each state legislator a letter grade on their votes on bills pertaining to school choice.

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Mississippi Transportation Commission: Highways in dire need of more funds

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, Taxes, transportation  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Transportation Commission isn’t shy about asking for more money for the state’s highways, which may result in drivers paying more at the pump.

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Mississippi’s property tax system barely gets a passing grade

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Taxes, Transparency  /  No Comments

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The administration of Mississippi’s property tax system was given a grade of C by a Washington think tank.

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Excessive regulations won’t build a perfect world

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Business, Commentary, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Excessive regulations at every level are squeezing the life out of the business community and consumers will feel the pinch.

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Port of Gulfport still not meeting job creation goals

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Government Waste, Mississippi, News, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Port of Gulfport

The Port of Gulfport created five of the 1,300 jobs it needs to create under terms of a post-Hurricane Katrina federal grant.

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Mississippi child-care center don’t need kitchens, board decides

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Business, community, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Department of Health

A proposed regulation mandating kitchens for Mississippi child-care centers was rejected by the state board of health Wednesday.

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