$30 Million Economic Stimulus

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There has been a lot of talks about economic stimulus over the last year. Unfortunately, the programs out of Washington have come with a hefty price tag for taxpayers, pushing the national debt to nearly $30 trillion and sparking vigorous debates about inflation. Economists will long discuss the real impact of these “stimulus” packages, but I know many who are … Read More

The Trickle Down Impact of Student Loan Debt

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Today, Americans hold more than $1.7 trillion in student loan debt, and it’s having a tremendous impact on the way we live, work, and build our future. Here in Mississippi, students tend to graduate with about $30,000 worth of debt. In a state where the median individual income is just $24,500, that’s an outsized financial burden. The consequences of this … Read More

Let’s Get Mississippi to Work

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What do we do to improve Mississippi’s economy? As I travel across the state, this is one of the questions that keeps coming up – and it’s a fair one to ask. Given that Mississippi ranks 50th in employment and 46th in growth when compared to other states, the answer is fairly straightforward to me: We need to fight for every opportunity … Read More

Get More from Your Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments

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Beginning on July 15, most Mississippi parents will begin receiving a monthly child tax credit payment from the federal government. How do you get the most value from these dollars? We have one idea families may want to consider. But first, a little about the credit itself. Depending on your income, these new payments can be as high as $300 … Read More

Challenging the Biden Administration’s Energy Industry Attacks

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Between the energy it takes to run our manufacturing facilities and the energy it takes to cool our homes during the hot summer, it should come as no surprise that Mississippi has one of the country’s most energy-intensive economies. In fact, we are among the top five states when it comes to the amount of energy required to produce $1 … Read More

Treasurer McRae Challenges John Kerry, Biden Admin on Fossil Fuel Industry Attacks

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State Treasurer David McRae joined financial officers from 15 states on a letter condemning the Biden administration’s attempts to pressure banks and other large financial institutions into divesting from coal, oil, and natural gas companies. The letter comes in the wake of reports that Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has privately pressured banks to cut off lending for … Read More

Claiming lost money has never been easier in Mississippi

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Most of us have had the experience of digging in our coat pocket to find a five-dollar bill we long forgot was there. That’s a little taste of what it’s like to find unclaimed money with the Mississippi Treasury. For years, it’s been pretty easy to find the money; but claiming it has presented a few more hurdles, until recently … Read More

State Treasury Launches Statewide Scholarship Giveaway, Asks Mississippians to Watch Their Mailboxes

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State Treasurer David McRae today launched a statewide scholarship giveaway ahead of National 529 Day (May 29). The Treasurer advises Mississippians to keep an eye on their mailboxes for the giveaway postcards, which will begin arriving on Friday. Fifteen families will win a combined total of $7,500. The scholarships will be given via a Mississippi Affordable College Savings account through … Read More

State Treasury Launches E-Claims for Unclaimed Money

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State Treasurer David McRae today announced the Treasury has launched an e-claims process for unclaimed money. Constituents are now able to conveniently search for, claim, and process unclaimed funds online – no pen and paper required. “Over the last year, the State Treasury has returned more than $27 million in unclaimed money to Mississippians. It was a meaningful economic stimulus … Read More