The national unemployment rate is at a 50-year low. Even in Mississippi, the rate is much lower than usual, which should mean that a lot more people have jobs.
When Gov. Tate Reeves, during his State of the State address last month, took a jab at gender studies majors, the governor may not have realized that this course of study is not just offered on the West Coast.
On the heels of worries about electronic voting comes another concern about computerizing another essential government function: the census.
At the end of April last year I wrote a column predicting Pete Buttigieg would win the Democratic nomination for president. Now that we have results from Iowa (mostly) and New Hampshire, that prediction seems to be prescient.
The Bigger Pie Forum, a Jackson organization that advocates good government, has identified two “structural impediments” in the Public Employees Retirement System that prevent it from producing all the money it needs for Mississippi’s retired public workers.
Home-grown C Spire, one of the last big locally owned cellular phone companies in the country, has been a great corporate citizen for Mississippi. From their roots in southwest Mississippi, Jimmy and Wade Creekmore have built the company into a tech powerhouse.
A couple of years ago, after lawmakers and others in Mississippi government were shamed by the revelation of how much campaign money they were using to pay for clothes, cars, apartments and other personal perks, the Legislature tightened up on how the donations could be used.