STARKVILLE – An analysis by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute at the State University of New York-Albany shows that the first quarter of 2013 saw state tax collections increase dramatically with strong growth in personal income tax collections – the strongest growth since the start of the last recession.
I’m sure that there are other small churches that have contributed significantly to this nation’s culture, but I likewise rather doubt that any church in America that has had a more profound impact on the culture of the rural South than has East Fork Baptist Church, located about a mile off Hwy. 24 in rural Amite County, Mississippi.
STARKVILLE – With U.S. World War II veterans dying each day at a pace of an estimated 1,000 daily and those who survive now in their 80s and 90s, the impact of the observance of the anniversary of the Normandy Invasion is lessened with each passing year.
How big do you want government to be? What government services do you consider essential? Are you willing to pay for the government you say you want?
As the United Auto Workers continue to try to win a union organization vote at Canton’s Nissan plant, they and their friends have begun public outpourings of crocodile tears over Mississippi’s economic development incentives utilized to bring the global automaker to the state.
Medicaid expansion won’t come without budgetary consequences in Mississippi. That’s the message circulated this week by the Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to the state’s education lobby leaders as the time left for reauthorization of Medicaid for FY 2014 draws shorter.
The decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court to grant convicted quadruple murderer Willie Jerome Manning a stay of execution on Tuesday is one likely decided on the side of both political and legal caution in light of recent developments.
Is it appropriate to talk about Gov. Phil Bryant’s successful courtship of the Yokohamo Tire Company plant to West Point made public this week in the same breath with economic development icons like the state’s Nissan and Toyota plants?
The decision by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to appoint his predecessor Mike Moore and Ridgeland attorney Billy Quin as outside counsels to handle the state’s litigation against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will draw some familiar political fire.
In a systematic effort to bolster efforts to “primary” any incumbent Republicans who fail to walk the hard right political agenda of the Tea Party and similar groups, some members of Congress are trying to separate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP – read that as food stamps – from the 2013 federal farm bill.