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Wallace Dabbs, Guest columnist 

State-owned properties starve cities of taxes: Column

In a recent edition of The Clarion-Ledger, state Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, suggested that the state buy more buildings in Jackson instead of leasing office space for state employees from private landlords.

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Mississippi Power Headquarters

Mississippi Power play: Utility isn’t reluctant to flex political muscle in Legislature

When Mississippi Power needs something from the Legislature, it isn’t bashful about spending the lobbying dollars needed to get it done.

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Pension

Mississippi’s pension crisis explained in four charts

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is in serious jeopardy, as the number of retirees increase and the unfunded liabilities continue to grow.

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Ostrich

A frugal ostrich named Gilbert

The Secretary is responsible for campaign finance reporting. It’s not working. But he seems to ignore the problems.

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Trust

Earned mistrust

That may be why people who mistrust government are staunch supporters of freedom of the press and the right of citizens to bear arms.

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Jackson Airport

Jackson International Airport – the rest of the story

In 87 years of operations, Jackson’s airports have never suffered a hi-jacking, but that streak may be about to end.

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