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Mississippi seeks to reduce prison costs
JACKSON, Mississippi -- Mississippi judges and prosecutors say their jobs are difficult because they often can't give definite answers about how long a convict will remain in prison. They tell lawmakers that crime victims want firm answers about the expected incarceration time for convicted criminals, and the convicts themselves want answers, too. Gulflive.com
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Mississippi voter ID law still on hold pending further DOJ review
Mississippi voters will not be required to show proof of identification this November after the U.S. Department of Justice has requested more information from the state regarding its voter ID law, according to a press release from the state attorney general. Clarion-Ledger
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Ky. manufacturers to create plan to stop skilled labor shortage
FLORENCE, Ky. — Manufacturing companies in northern Kentucky are working together to develop a plan that will address the shortage of skilled labor in the area. The Northern Kentucky Industrial Park Industry Partnership said it plans to use a $65,000 grant from the state Office of Employment and Training to help implement a twofold program, The Kentucky Enquirer reported. Courier-Press
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Kentucky spreading the word about its offer of tax amnesty
FRANKFORT, Ky. — FRANKFORT — Kentucky could generate more than $60 million through an amnesty offer that allows delinquent taxpayers to avoid financial penalties and prosecution if they pay up within the next two months. Courier-Press
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Alabama, Mississippi near top of the country for teen driving deaths
Saturday is the most deadly day for teenage drivers in the South, where Alabama and Mississippi sit near the top of the list of states with the highest teen driving death rates. al.com
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Hyundai's Elantra sales grow 27 percent in September, as Montgomery plant cranks up third shift
U.S. sales of the Montgomery-made Hyundai Elantra compact jumped 27 percent in September, the company said today. al.com
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Jindal staff shake-up announced
In two weeks, Gov. Bobby Jindal will have a new budget advisor and a new chief of staff. The governor’s chief of staff, Stephen Waguespack, announced his resignation Monday, severing career ties with the governor that began during the 2007 campaign. The Advocate
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Report: Nucor may buy Alabama steel plant
Five years ago, when Alabama beat out Louisiana for ThyssenKrupp AG’s high-tech, $5 billion steel plant, it was considered a major loss for economic development. But the mill, which employs 3,500 people and opened in 2010, is now up for sale. The plant and a $6.8 billion ThyssenKrupp plant in Brazil, which supplied steel slabs to the Alabama facility, lost $1 billion in the first nine months of the year, according to ThyssenKrupp. The Advocate
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Economic recovery predicted -- no matter who is in the White House
WASHINGTON -- Eventually, the economic recovery will pick up steam -- whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. That's what many economic outlooks project. And the president -- and the party occupying the Oval Office -- will reap some of the benefits. Times-Picayune
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Barbour: Obama Ignores the Magnitude of Debt Crisis
Former Mississippi GOP Gov. Haley Barbour says President Barack Obama hasn’t treated the country’s $16 trillion debt burden with the urgency it deserves. “The president goes on TV the other day and says: Well, the debt and the deficit, that's a problem in the long term, but it's not a short-term problem,” Barbour told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News Monday night. Newsmax
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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