Dept. Of Revenue Issues Notice Of Increased Tax Penalties On Internet Sellers Not “Voluntarily” Registered With State.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 21st, 2017 at 6:14 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Business, Ethics, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Revenue, Taxes

On Friday June 21, the Department issued a notice that it intended to amend Reg. 35.IV.1.02 concerning application of sales tax penalties. A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.

Commercial Dispatch: State Government Officials “Reckless” Attitude Over Economic Development Insulting To Mississippi Taxpayers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 3:22 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Business, Commentary, Culture, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Feature Stories, Governor, Job Growth, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Taxes

Over the past half dozen years, our state leaders — through the Mississippi Development Authority — have given hundreds of millions of taxpayer-funded incentives to companies to recruit out-of-state industries. While we recognize the importance of making our state attractive to these companies, we also expect our leaders exhibit prudence and restraint. That means making […]

With Investors Clamoring, PSC Moves To Force End To Kemper Boondoggle

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 21st, 2017 at 3:20 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Development, Energy, Ethics, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Service Commission

At its open meeting Wednesday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously passed a motion instructing counsel to prepare an order pursuing potential solutions regarding the Kemper County power generation facility. The order will be presented to the commission at its July 6 meeting. As part of the order, a new docket number will be opened […]

S&P Cite Unfunded Liability In Mississippi’s Pension System For Negative Outlook.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 9th, 2017 at 6:52 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Budget, Mississippi, MS State Government, PERS, PERS, Revenue, SLRP, Spending, State Bonds

Credit Rating Agency Warns State Officials That Rate Cut Could Be Coming If Pension Liabilities Not Corrected Getting better or getting worse? That’s the question Mississippi leaders are debating after the third major credit rating agency warned last week that it was concerned about weakness in state finances and the overall economy. For credit rater […]

House Leaders And Grassroots Conservatives Have Tug-Of-War Over Internet Tax Bill, MS GOP Remains Silent

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 7th, 2017 at 1:36 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, Economic Development, Legislature, MDOT, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics, Republican, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

Legislation to collect sales taxes on internet purchases cleared the Mississippi House on Monday after a tug-of-war between House Republican leadership and grassroots conservative advocacy groups. The bill claims the need for the tax increase is to fund improvements to deficient roads and bridges. However, data to support the claims of deficient conditions has been […]

Aquatic Center? The Newest Proposal To Spend Money The State Doesn’t Have For A Project Most Mississippians Will Never Use.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2017 at 6:06 am

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Budget, Cory Wilson, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Legislature, Madison County, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Spending, State Bonds

An 88,700-square-foot facility at an estimated cost of $33.6 million has been proposed for land to be donated by the city of Ridgeland for the Mississippi Aquatic Center. The facility would rely on corporate sponsorships β€” including the possibility of naming rights for big participants β€” and fees. It also would need a bond issue […]

State Retirement System Needs Good Year Of Returns To Catch Up To Funding Goals

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 19th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, MS State Government, News, PERS, PERS, Retirement

It’s the first major test of a plan to stabilize PERS enacted in 2011. After years of changes, the plan locked in employers to paying 15.75 percent of payroll for pension contributions. PERS is supposed to use the vast majority of those contributions money to chip away at its unfunded liability β€” the difference between […]

Officials hope MPACT plan will reopen by January 2014.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 1st, 2013 at 11:51 am

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Budget, Education, John Polk, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Spending, Treasurer

The board of the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan announced in September it was stopping new enrollment until an audit could be done of the plan’s long-term sustainability. At the time, Fitch would not commit to resumption of the plan. On Tuesday, auditors with Michigan-based Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company told the board that […]

Gates: Odd coalition kills loan fee bill.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 8th, 2013 at 6:43 am

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Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Banking and Finance, Democrats, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, Religion, Republican, TEA Party

During the last week of the Mississippi legislative session, an odd coalition came together to help kill a controversial bill that would have allowed small loan companies to charge fees amounting to an annual percentage rate of up to 99 percent on loans from $500 to $4,000 that are mostly taken out by low-income, working […]

Bill to raise interest rates on low-income loans dies in Legislature.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 4th, 2013 at 8:11 am

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics

Mississippi lawmakers are rejecting a plan to raise fees on loans between $500 and $4,000. On a voice vote Wednesday, House members rejected Senate Bill 2571, with opponents saying it was immoral to raise interest rates on hard-up borrowers. House members technically sent the bill back for more negotiations, but senators didn’t act, killing the […]