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Ole Miss chancellor denounces campus protests sparked by Obama re-election
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says he is disappointed in the “immature and uncivil approach” taken by some students following Tuesday night’s election results, which resulted in hours of on-campus protesting that has now become a national news story. A statement released by the university Wednesday says some students notified university police that people were gathering near the student union to protest President Barack Obama’s reelection. Officers arrived to find about 30-40 students in front of the union, which quickly grew to more 400 students within 20 minutes. Clarion-Ledger
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Energy and environment leaders respond to Obama’s reelection
President Barack Obama’s reelection drew enthusiastic applause from environmental activists, muted congratulations from the oil industry and plenty of advice for the future from both camps. Environmentalists widely hailed Obama’s second-term win as a victory for policies to advance renewable power, curb domestic energy use and cut pollution. But, they challenged Obama to stick to those policies during a second term and insisted more needs to be done to combat climate change. Houston Chronicle
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Judge must decide who can withdraw from spill deal
Thousands of Gulf Coast residents claiming economic or health damages from the 2010 oil spill have told a New Orleans federal judge they don’t want to participate in a class action settlement, and now he has to decide which ones he’ll allow to opt out. Plaintiffs’ lawyers say several thousand of their clients applied to opt out ahead of a deadline last Thursday. But the attorneys and other legal experts say it’s not clear how many of those claimants might have been ineligible under the settlement anyway, and therefore chose to keep open the option of pursuing other legal remedies. Claimants who do not opt out must proceed under the settlement’s terms. Houston Chronicle
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Alabama immigration law won't likely be revised again, Bentley says
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama's controversial immigration law probably won't be amended beyond the revisions made during the 2012 legislative session, Gov. Robert Bentley said Tuesday afternoon. Bentley was the luncheon speaker at the Huntsville Rotary Club as part of a tour promoting Amendment 2 on the Alabama ballot. The constitutional amendment would allow the state to refinance bonds and use the extra funds to recruit businesses through incentives packages. Although he didn't like certain parts of the original law -- such as requiring public school officials to check the immigration status of students -- Bentley said he thinks the current version is "adequate." The parts still being battled in the courts deal with "clutter" and are "peripheral" issues, he said. al.com
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Alabama needs greater ingenuity
Alabama’s economy was one of a handful that actually shrunk in 2011. As such, job growth, outside of a few major headlines, has been sluggish. What can we do to jump start our economy, and ensure we don’t get burned this badly the next time around? Simply put, we must do a better job emphasizing entrepreneurship and innovation. Here are some sobering statistics: • From 1977-2011, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded 2,433,535 patents to all Americans and American businesses. • During that time, it awarded 11,849 patents to Alabamians and Alabama based employers. As a result, 0.48 percent of all patents awarded to Americans were awarded to Alabamians. Montgomery Advertiser
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Please lower our debt
Dear first lady Michelle Obama: After the second presidential debate, you said, “We and our daughters have the right to make decisions about our own bodies.” Obviously, President Obama listens to you because he’s pro-choice, so please tell him, “We and our sons and daughters have the right to make decisions about our own money.” Please lower our taxes and our national debt. Anniston Star
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EPA approves TVA plan for final coal ash cleanup
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has approved TVA's preferred plan for dealing with the final cleanup phase of the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill. A public meeting to discuss details of dealing with the sludge that coat the bottoms of the Emory and Clinch rivers will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Roane County High School, 540 W. Cumberland St., Kingston. TVA's favored alternative relies on natural processes such as mixing, scouring and burial of remaining materials, which the EPA concludes are of relatively low risk to wildlife. The plan also includes 30 years of annual monitoring. It's expected to cost $10 million over a 30 year period. Knoxville News-Sentinel
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Arkansas voters approve highway tax
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas voters appeared to be on their way to approving a statewide half-cent sales tax increase in Tuesday’s general election to pay for a $1.8 billion bond issue to build a four-lane link connecting all parts of the state. At 10 p.m., the sales tax proposal, Issue 1 on the ballot, had 59 percent of more than 412,000 votes counted, with 41 percent voting against the proposed constitutional amendment. A second proposed constitutional amendment appeared headed to defeat. Issue 2 would have authorized local governments to create development districts with tax money. Arkansas News Bureau
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What Will Government Look Like in 2037?
This month marks Governing’s 25th anniversary, so we asked leaders for their predictions on how government will have changed 25 years from now. Governing also asked our Facebook readers 1) what they think the most pressing state and local issues will be 25 years from now and 2) what they think the biggest changes in state and local government will be in 25 years. Some of their responses appear throughout the article. Share your thoughts with us too. Scott Smith is the mayor of Mesa, Ariz., and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. A tax overhaul. There’s no doubt that the three primary sources of revenue for local governments -- sales tax, property tax and income tax -- are under strain. Governing.com
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How Obama Won: Marrying Old and New Democratic Coalitions
President Obama won a second term by marrying the new Democratic coalition with just enough of the old to overcome enduring economic disenchantment and a cavernous racial divide. In many places, particularly across the Sun Belt, Obama mobilized the Democrats' new "coalition of the ascendant," winning enough support among young people, minorities and college-educated whites, especially women, to overcome very weak numbers among blue-collar whites and college-educated men. But in the upper Midwest, where there are not enough of those voters to win, Obama attracted just enough working-class whites to hold the critical battlegrounds of Wisconsin, Iowa, and above all Ohio against Mitt Romney's forceful challenge. The Atlantic
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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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