City successfully battles fallout from freezing weather
529 plans are no longer just for college. The recently passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” added a provision that expands eligible education expenses to include $10,000 per child for elementary and secondary tuition. So parents who plan on sending their children to one of Jackson’s many private schools should take advantage.
It will take a while to get a good feel for how much Mississippi can expect to collect a year in sales taxes on online purchases. The behemoth of the online business, Amazon.com, started about a year ago kicking over the money, and some others have done so voluntarily.
As Mississippi faces the unique challenges of the 21st century, we must consider how we are to retain and attract our best and brightest. The status quo is not working, so we must look to innovative ways to make Mississippi where future generations want to live, work, and play.
Anyone who reads this column with any sort of regularity knows of my devotion to the Weather Channel, which I refer to as my “Home Channel,” and my other realization that the Weather Channel really comes alive for you, once you know people from other states, other parts of this country, and other countries of the world.
They may not be here for long, but the freeze from Memphis to Canada put ‘em here long enough to fill the freezer. It’s a crying shame to have to get your fill of waterfowling in Mississippi in just a few days. It seems though, at least in my part of the world, that this is what it has come to.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.