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House OKs $14 million to reopen Columbus rail line

Posted 2/25/2009 in Business

JACKSON — The Mississippi House approved giving $14 million to renovate the Columbus and Greenville Railway line that’s been closed between West Point and Greenwood since 2001.



Barbour’s pledge to reject funds stimulates debate

Posted 2/24/2009 in Business

JACKSON — Leaders of the Democratic-controlled House are hankering to override the governor and accept millions of dollars being offered by the federal economic bailout package to pay extra benefits to people losing their jobs.



Senate Oks sales tax increase, but not for all

Posted 2/21/2009 in Business

JACKSON — The state Senate passed a bill last week to let Jackson increase the sales tax there to improve streets and crime-fighting efforts but declined to give all Mississippi cities and counties that option to raise revenues for their high-priority needs.



State bails out schools with stimulus funds

Posted 2/20/2009 in Business

Noxubee among four cash-strapped districts to benefit



MUW, MSU feeling pang of state budget cuts

Posted 2/19/2009 in Business



Congress’ stimulus bill includes $1.5 billion for Miss.

Posted 2/14/2009 in Business

JACKSON — At least $1.5 billion for Mississippi is in the economic stimulus bill Congress passed Friday to upgrade roads and help states avert budget cuts for schools, Medicaid and other programs crippled by the country’s financial collapse.



Senate nixes using rainy day funds for education

Posted 2/13/2009 in Business



School oversight, sex ed bills move forward

Posted 2/13/2009 in Business



Compromise voter ID bill passes House, faces uncertain future

Posted 2/12/2009 in Business



Senate kills lobbyist regulation legislation

Posted 2/12/2009 in Business



Peal promoted to operation manager

Posted 2/12/2009 in Business

Business Brief



Good and Mast place in state corn yield contest

Posted 2/12/2009 in Business

Business Briefs



Lawrence awarded certification by MML

Posted 2/12/2009 in Business

Business Briefs



Krystal: It’s not just little square hamburgers

Posted 2/12/2009 in Business



State House, Senate pass separate eminent-domain bills

Posted 2/12/2009 in Business



House passes bill to sell Carrier Lodge

Posted 2/11/2009 in Business



Senate passes anti-labor union bill

Posted 2/10/2009 in Business



Lawmakers still mired in ‘toxic’ voter ID debate

Posted 2/6/2009 in Business



Burkhalter improving jumbotron

Posted 2/6/2009 in Business

Delynn and Sue Burkhalter, of Columbus, wanted an improved view of the Mississippi State football games, so they decided to tackle a huge project.



2009 USDA’s Wetlands Reserve Program

Posted 2/5/2009 in Business



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