Bill Crawford–You can’t ‘fix’ an economy


[Resent id=12652758 2011-09-16 15:04:39 from mississippipep] | Hattiesburg American | http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110914/OPINI...20324 Kwazy wabble, fixes are for things. An economy is not a thing to be fixed like a leaky faucet or tax loophole. For example, over the past eight years Haley Barbour, Leland Speed, Gray Swoope and other members of the state's economic development … Continue reading Bill Crawford–You can’t ‘fix’ an economy

Public chimes in on state retirement system


[Resent id=12622320 2011-09-16 15:02:34 from mississippipep] - WLBT 3 - Jackson, MS:: http://www.wlbt.com/story/15464637/public-chimes-in-on-st...ystem JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It was a scene inside the State Capitol Wednesday afternoon, where for the first time, the public got a chance to have their voices heard. Most of them concerned about what will happen to the state's public employees' … Continue reading Public chimes in on state retirement system

Three tiered turnover first since ’76


NEMS360.com - : http://www.nems360.com/view/full_story/15479671/article-T...olumn JACKSON – In January 1976, Jimmy Carter was winning the Iowa caucuses to set the stage for his surprise run to the presidency. Mississippi, meanwhile, was swearing in a new governor, lieutenant governor and speaker. It’s the last time the three most powerful positions in state government changed hands simultaneously – … Continue reading Three tiered turnover first since ’76

Mississippi PERS study group gathering public comments


NEMS360.com -: nems360.com/view/full_story/15428505/article-Missi..._left JACKSON — A group studying the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System will meet next week to listen to public comments. The meeting is 2-5 p.m. Sept. 14 in Room 216 of the state Capitol in downtown Jackson. People who want to speak may reserve time by emailing retirementstudy(at)governor.state.ms.us or calling 601- 576-2037. … Continue reading Mississippi PERS study group gathering public comments

Reeves touts MPACT


- WLBT 3 - Jackson, MS:: http://www.wlbt.com/story/15414467/reeves-touts-mpact JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Haley Barbour has declared September "College Savings Month". Wednesday, State Treasurer Tate Reeves marked the occasion by kicking off the enrollment period for the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College tuition program or MPACT. Reeves was surrounded by hundreds of Madison Station Elementary School students … Continue reading Reeves touts MPACT

Salter–Democrats play a dangerous political game with labor unions


» Columns » Leader Call: leadercall.com/columns/x803546472/Democrats-play-a...nions In August, Barbour created a 12-member Public Employees’ Retirement System Study Commission to analyze the program’s structure and recommend changes. The 12-member commission will provide a comprehensive report to Barbour and the Legislature by Nov. 15. "The current funding path for Mississippi’s pension system relies too heavily on increased … Continue reading Salter–Democrats play a dangerous political game with labor unions

Mayor Shloegel fires back at Hampton on PERS Study Group


Retirement system study for solvency | The Clarion-Ledger | http://www.clarionledger.com: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110904/OPINION02/1...ion|s As chairman of the newly formed Public Employees Retirement System Study Commission, I feel compelled to respond to column by Editorial Director David Hampton ("Politics of PERS could be problem for GOP," Aug. 21). Mr. Hampton suggests Gov. Barbour's creation of the PERS Study … Continue reading Mayor Shloegel fires back at Hampton on PERS Study Group

Barbour warns of GOP apathy


- http://www.sunherald.com: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/09/03/3398604_p2/group-want....html In a letter to state Republican leaders, outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour urged them to focus on helping fund and win state House and Senate seats and warned against failure to turn out the GOP vote for governor. "If we motivate and organize our base this fall, we will have much to celebrate,” … Continue reading Barbour warns of GOP apathy

Minor–Mississippi makes a mess of self-government


Desoto Times Tribune > Opinion > Editorials > : http://www.desototimes.com/articles/2011/09/02/opinion/ed...9.txt Earlier this year, the Legislature muffed its job of redistricting itself under the 2010 Census and Gov. Haley Barbour, who has a state constitutional mandate to call lawmakers back to work exclusively on reapportionment, shows no sign of doing so. Right now, it looks as … Continue reading Minor–Mississippi makes a mess of self-government

Race baiters are at it again at the Special Session of the Legislature


Elizabeth Crisp » Special session A closer look:: : blogs.clarionledger.com/ecrisp/2011/09/02/special-...-look To break it all down, it’s quite clear the Legislature is not working together as they have in the past. I don’t think it’s anything about these projects specifically. The issues that are being brought up stem from the history of these types of bills … Continue reading Race baiters are at it again at the Special Session of the Legislature