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Mississippi ranks 10th best on corporate tax study

Mississippi finished 10th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Mississippi among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Mississippi was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Mississippi job growth this year projected at 0.8%

Job growth in Mississippi is expected to reach 0.8 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.4 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Mississippi lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Mississippi would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Mississippi ranks 31st in annual tax climate ranking

Mississippi finished 31st in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Mississippi

Matt Luke, head football coach at the University of Mississippi, earned $3 million in 2018, making Luke the highest-paid public employee in Mississippi last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Mississippi to reach $1.2 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Mississippi arts agencies are projected to reach $1.2 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 39 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Mississippi levies a total tax on lodging of 7%

Hotel room bills in Mississippi tack on a total state lodging tax of 7 percent, the 14th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Proposed data privacy legislation could affect medical research

As lawmakers consider further consumer data privacy protections, industry stakeholders want more consideration given to the nuances particular to healthcare information.

No counties in Mississippi are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

2,133 borrowers in Mississippi filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Mississippi who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 2,133, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$110.5 million in federal research dollars flowed to Mississippi in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Mississippi totaled $110.5 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Mississippi received nearly $2.6 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,579,441 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Mississippi, the 36th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Mississippi 2-year college students pay $3,190 in tuition and fees

Mississippi two-year colleges charged students $3,190 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the eighth lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

4 U.S. House members from Mississippi make $174,000 annually

Each of the four U.S. House of Representatives members representing Mississippi draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

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