Month: August 2015

Secret Meetings Bring Tax Breaks for the Rich & Infamous

Just hours after Judge Breland Hilburn’s decision that SRHS owes the pension debt, there is chatter and worry about tax increases. Today’s decision only answers one of the largest of many questions brought in the lawsuit.  There are several more questions that will need to be answered before the determination of necessity of tax increases, …

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Talks About Talks; Razzle Dazzle From SRHS, JCBOS

The last two meetings of the JCBOS have been spent talking about talking. Today Singing River confirmed that the “talks about talks” have been just that: talk. “We have not been contacted by anyone about having a meeting of this nature but will certainly consider any requests,” SRHS Director of Communications Richard Lucas said Tuesday …

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Transparency Comes to JCBOS in Form of Desperation, More Razzle Dazzle

Dum Roma deliberat, Saguntum perit   After nearly ten months the JCBOS has finally decided to bring transparency to the board room. Sadly what is most transparent is their desperation. After McKay and Mangum’s defeat and with Ross and Cumbest facing run offs, a shock wave went through the good old boys club. No surprise …

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Sunday Long Read: The Perfect Good Old Boy Tax Comes to Jackson County

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series on the effort to bring a hotel tax to Jackson County. Previous report can be found here. Taxes – no matter what most politicians say, they love them. Tax money enables the politician to wield influence, enrich themselves, and reward their politically allied business friends. Spending tax …

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