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Jim Hood at Neshoba: Our economy isn’t as good as we are being told it is

By: Sarah Ulmer - August 2, 2018

Attorney General Jim Hood was one of Wednesday’s final speakers. He bragged on his office’s accomplishments over the last year. His office has returned over $206 million to Mississippians, won several cases that would prevent Federal overreach, one of which dealt with internet sales tax and another on sports betting.

Hood said he’s at a disadvantage though because he is constantly butting heads with Legislators.

“Just this year in the Senate they amended a bill that everyone wanted (to be) passed for the Public Service Commission to be reinitiated and they stuck a poison pill in there to give Entergy the opportunity to stop the case,” said Hood. He claims that is a billion dollar case that he plans to win.

He said the statistics that current legislators are touting aren’t accurate; unemployment rates aren’t as low as they’re claiming and Mississippi’s economy isn’t in a good place, which is a different narrative than what he says Republican leaders are claiming.

He made no affirmations or denials of whether or not he will run for his office or a different office in 2019.


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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: