The runoff for the Republican nomination governor was already bound to be interesting: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a leader of the legislative branch; vs. Bill Waller Jr., the former leader of the state’s judicial branch.
If Jim Hood truly believes that Tate Reeves abused his office to try to get an access road built — at taxpayers’ expense — to the gated community where the Republican lieutenant governor lives, then Hood needs to distance himself from investigating the matter.
Last week’s massive raid of seven chicken-processing plants in Mississippi has prompted applause from those angry about illegal immigration and disgust by those who accuse the federal government of picking on vulnerable people for political purposes.
Mississippi homeowners who are thinking about becoming seriously energy efficient now have one good estimate on how much that might cost: $15,000.
The biggest threat from “outside agitators” these days in Mississippi comes from four-legged, long-snouted, two-tusked creatures with voracious appetites and no natural foes.
An order off the dollar menu at Wendy’s or Burger King now costs you $1.10 after tax in Columbia rather than $1.07. That small of a difference doesn’t seem to be deterring diners.
Mississippi’s growth in gross domestic product — the main measurement of an area’s economy — ranked 47th out of 50 states at 1.9 percent in the year ending with the first quarter of 2019, according to federal data released July 25. It was last among the 12 Southeastern states, which averaged 2.9 percent growth.
An interesting study from two Harvard economists looked at all the safety net programs implemented in America over the past 50 years and the returns produced by each.
Circumstances at the southern border illustrate both America’s greatness and its failings. The promise of this nation’s prosperity is what is drawing desperately poor immigrants from Central America.
When I received my July 4 issue of The Columbian-Progress, I saw an article on the front page that caught my attention. It was “Vets facility moves ahead.”