State and local... READ MORE
In 1990, the Mississippi Legislature quietly approved a law allowing casinos in the state. The state Gaming Commission acted in a similar fashion Thursday, unanimously approving sports betting regulations with no discussion during its meeting.
Given the financial stresses rampaging through the medical industry, a prominent showdown between a large hospital system and a large insurance company was inevitable. Unless cooler heads prevail, it will occur this summer in Mississippi.
A recent measurement of Mississippi’s economy is generally positive, but it also shows how statistics can be misleading or even wrong.
The website RichStatesPoorStates.org this week ranked each state based on “a forward looking forecast based on the state’s standing in 15 important state policy variables.”
Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints who died Thursday at age 90, is being praised for many things by the National Football League and others. For all his good works, the one thing he clearly knew how to do better than anything else was handle money.
There were two surprises recently in the gun-right debate. One was that Florida lawmakers and the governor agreed on a bill that raised the age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, included long weapons in a three-day waiting period for purchase, and banned bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic the rapid fire of automatic weapons.