State eyes undeveloped land in attempted takeover
Who wouldn’t be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door.
As we speed through an always-short February – with March and its Madness dead ahead – this seems a good time for a pop college basketball quiz.
So, who is college basketball’s all-time leading single season scorer?
That’s easy, you say: Pistol Pete Maravich.
There’s an old expression that goes something like, “Nobody’s safe when the Mississippi Legislature is in session.”
I get a stark reminder of that each time bills are introduced to allow state agencies, cities and counties to stop publishing legal notices in newspapers. This year’s version is HB 1131.
Einstein is said to have said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different outcomes.” This was the lede in an earlier article about public education. (Fortunately, education is changing.) It also applies to the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Mississippi Legislature.
Last Tuesday, the House passed its first committee deadline. Any general bill or constitutional amendment not passed by 8 p.m. Tuesday is considered dead for the 2018 session. This deadline culls a couple thousand bills down to around a few hundred.
At the start of every year, the Stennis Capitol Press Forum has Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and David Baria, leader of the House Democrats, talk in back-to-back sessions. It’s an interesting contrast in views on the state.