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    April 11th, 2014

    Earlier this week, HB 799 was signed into law, which, among other things, will make it easier for multistate corporations to justify shifting income earned in MS out of state to avoid corporate income taxes and will lighten penalties for… (read more)

    April 1st, 2014

    Conference report changes to HB 799 fail to address our concerns about limiting the Department of RevenueThe state’s income from any source. Mississippi revenue includes: tax collections, fees, and intergovernmental grants.The Mississippi Department of RevenueThe state’s income from any source.… (read more)

    March 28th, 2014

    Do we really have a surplus in the state budget?  It depends on what you mean by surplus. The surplus created by the recent increase in revenueThe state’s income from any source. Mississippi revenue includes: tax collections, fees, and intergovernmental… (read more)

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    January 15th, 2014

    Patterned after a drug testing program in Utah, HB 49 proposes to drug test applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program that are identified through a screening process as having a “high probability” of substance abuse.  For… (read more)

    January 3rd, 2014

    In my last post, I discussed demographic shifts at Mississippi’s higher education institutions and how low-income, minority students often are not able to persist to a post-secondary credential due to numerous barriers. These students often share one common trait: they’re… (read more)

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