Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.

PERS has insatiable appetite

Nearly every time the board that oversees the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System jacks up the rate that the taxpayers have to kick in to keep the system viable, it says that the latest increase should provide long-term solvency.

And every time they are wrong.