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Mississippi ranks 8th lowest for state tax collections per capita

Missisippi finished 43rd in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.is

By the Numbers: Mississippi is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Mississippi, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

By the Numbers: University of Mississippi ranks 180th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

University of Mississippi finished in a tie for 180th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: Mississippi State University ranks 74th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

Mississippi State University finished in a tie for 74th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Mississippi ranks 29th in hospital safety analysis

Mississippi finished 29th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of Southern Mississippi ranks 110th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of Southern Mississippi finished in a tie for 110th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Holmes County ranks the poorest of Mississippi counties, study finds

Holmes County was ranked the poorest county in Mississippi in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Madison County has fastest growing local economy in Mississippi

Madison County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Mississippi in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

University of Mississippi ranks 108th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

University of Mississippi finished in a tie for 108th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Walmart rated top employer in Mississippi, study finds

Walmart employs 23,605 workers in Mississippi, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

University of Southern Mississippi ranks in the bottom tier for library studies, study finds

University of Southern Mississippi finished in the bottom six in a ranking of best library and information studies programs by U.S. News that examined 51 campuses around the nation.

Mississippi finishes in the bottom 10 on best state ranking

Mississippi was ranked the 48th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Average teacher salaries in Mississippi rank lowest in nation

The average Mississippi teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $45,574, the 51st highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Hinds County posts 195th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 728 properties in Hinds County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 195th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Mississippi State University's engineering program ranks 95th best in the nation, study finds

Mississippi State University finished in a tie for 95th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: Jackson area posts 102nd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 881 properties in the Jackson area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 102nd highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Office Depot store to close in Mississippi

Thirty-six stores owned by Office Depot Inc., including a store in Mississippi, are holding liquidation sales as they prepare to close their doors, according to a report in Business Insider.

Analysis: Mississippi posts 36th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,433 properties in Mississippi started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 36th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Humphreys County residents is highest in Mississippi

Humphreys County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Mississippi, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Mississippi is 36th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Mississippi ranks 36th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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