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During this campaign, candidates on both sides of the aisle will talk about how they can help create jobs and how they can help develop the state’s workforce. Too often this is code for large-scale economic incentives to big businesses in order to lure them to relocate or expand in Mississippi. The pitfall to these incentives is that it creates a race to the bottom among states and municipalities as policymakers compete to offer the most lucrative incentive package.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development closed its inquiry into the $570 million that was given to the state to rehabilitate and upgrade the Port of Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The HUD decision to end its review means that the state won’t have to pay the money back to the federal government. The problem is how the Mississippi Development Authority, which managed the grant, was able to satisfy the grant requirements.
Why is the river so high in July? Why has the MSR from below Natchez to north past Vicksburg been 4-5 ft. higher on average over the past decade during low water months than it was 50 years ago?
Mississippi’s infrastructure issues have led to some gubernatorial candidates to call for an increase in the state’s gasoline tax.
2019 will be a record for the last 80 years, possibly in modern times, for flood stage water in the Lower Mississippi River.
A case before the Mississippi Supreme Court brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2014 could determine whether public charter schools can continue to survive.