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August 20th, 2014

From the Daily Journal Jackson Bureau
Posted on August 17, 2014 by Bobby Harrison in News, Politics

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By Bobby Harrison
JACKSON – No politician talked much about tax… (read more)

July 23rd, 2014

New MEPC Director, Dr. Corey Wiggins, was recently quoted in an article from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on July 22, 2014. The story is below:

Despite making gains in health and education, Mississippi fell back into the bottom spot… (read more)

April 7th, 2014

 
MERIDIAN — State revenueThe state’s income from any source. Mississippi revenue includes: tax collections, fees, and intergovernmental grants. surplus more than we expected, not more than we need.
    Did we really have a surplus in the state budget?… (read more)

March 13th, 2014

 More than two out of three of the state’s largest corporations pay zero state income taxes. For some corporations this is because they have not been profitable, but for others, it may be due to tax avoidance measures.
Two bills… (read more)

March 12th, 2014

More than two out of three of the state’s largest corporations pay zero state income taxes. For some corporations this is because they have not been profitable, but for others, it may be due to tax-avoidance measures.
Two bills making… (read more)

February 4th, 2014

Appeared on djournal.com January 30, 2014
Roughly half the states have opted to expand Medicaid as is allowed by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to cover people earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.… (read more)

January 30th, 2014

From Mississippi Business Journal, January 30, 2014
JACKSON, Mississippi — Despite an improving national economy, 61.9 percent of Mississippians are in a persistent state of financial insecurity, according to a report released today by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The… (read more)

January 15th, 2014

 From report on WCBI-tv in Columbus, MS
Poverty rates in Mississippi have been among the highest in the nation for decades. Now new data released shows the numbers aren’t improving much especially for the children. Mississippi State researcher Colleen McKee… (read more)

January 6th, 2014

-appeared on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, January 6, 2014
An alternative proposal to Medicaid expansion floated by Governor Phil Bryant could be a central issue in the 20-14 legislative sessionThe Legislative Session convenes during the first week of January and closes… (read more)

January 6th, 2014

–appeared on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, January 2, 2014
About 13-thousand Mississippi have had their long-term unemployment benefits dropped. MPB’s Jeffrey Hess reports the payments ending because congress did not extend the long term unemployment program.
The payments for those 13-thousand… (read more)