By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi’s tax collections, sluggish for more than a year, took a dramatic nosedive in April. As a result of the dismal April collections, unless revenue collections dramatically increase before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, the state will collect less in recurring revenue […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott says he will vote for Donald Trump for president, though he acknowledges he didn’t expect the New York businessman to win the Republican nomination. Lott said Wednesday in Jackson that “Trump just sucked all the oxygen out of 16 opponents.” Lott […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he is supporting Donald Trump for president. The second-term Republican governor had endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz before Mississippi’s primary in March. But, soon after Cruz ended his campaign Tuesday, Bryant issued a statement saying he is with the New York businessman. Bryant says Trump has the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Democracy isn’t always an action-packed adventure. Poll workers in Tupelo’s Precinct 13 at First Pentecostal Church on Thomas Street made sure everyone followed the rules on Tuesday for the Major Thoroughfare Program election, even though it was a slow day. “In between voters, I sit and look […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A local attorney touting his defense of conservative principles has announced his candidacy for a Mississippi Supreme Court northern district seat. Steven Crampton has worked with the American Family Association, based in Tupelo, as well as the Liberty Counsel. Both offer legal services and advocacy on behalf of […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant has several bills awaiting his signature this week, and on this week’s episode of Capitol View, Bobby Harrison takes a look at some of the key legislation on Bryant’s desk. Also, Bobby examines the decrease in business tax collections, along with continued fallout from the passage of the controversial religious objection bill.

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. David Blount called the $415 million tax cut pending Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature “the most consequential” legislation of the 2016 session that will have a generational impact on the state. The tax cut, the bulk of which will go to the state’s business community, […]

By Jennifer C. Kerr and Christine Armario Associated Press BOSTON – Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday that laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed. Asked about the laws at the Education Writers Association national conference in Boston, King called them […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The percentage of state general fund revenue coming from business and corporate taxes for the upcoming fiscal year is projected to be at its lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession. For the upcoming 2017 fiscal year, which starts July 1, Mississippi’s financial experts […]