Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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Update (2:50 PM): The Board met at 9:39 today.  The Board voted to give $1 million in ARPA funds to Jackson State University's Research and Economic Development Department. What was interesting is President Marcus Thompson's wife is an attorney for the Board.  She presented the proposal to the Board.  Watch the short meeting.  

District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham said the board that takes office in January will rescind the meeting. 

Original post. Uh-oh.  The Hinds County Board of Supervisors recessed yesterday instead of adjourning the meeting.  They are going to meet this morning.  Keep in mind this is taking place after the Supes completed their agenda.  Keep an eye out for them here.


Anonymous said...

Any report on what happened in the recessed meeting?

Anonymous said...

Hinds' palms must be greased. It's the law.

Anonymous said...

The IQ's of everyone in that place is room temperature

Anonymous said...

First, let me begin by saying to KF, thank you for allowing me to post.
So they gave $1,000,000 of OUR money away….again. And again I say, Hinds can’t repair their county vehicles and much needed maintenance equipment. Roads and bridges need repairs, vendors need to be paid, The County Administrator just resigned along with the Hinds County Public Works Director. The Supervisors shoveled this Waste Management 96 gallon cart down our throats, they cannot pay their bills yet they GIVE money to a university that cannot handle their own financials and has a history of misplacing funds. But, they still gave them $1,000,000…Dammit! I keep saying this over and over and over but there is theft going on and it needs to be stopped. Merry Christmas y’all. This is waaaaaayyyy worse than the “good ole boy” system that used to be in place. At least back then things actually got done and worked.

Anonymous said...

I thought ARPA funds had strict rules for where it can be used.

Anonymous said...

From the Ms Dept of Finance website

Nongovernmental Entities Checklist

Anonymous said...

In one breath they talk about "economic development". In the other they talk as if it's a donation to help Jackson State. I strongly suggest that it will actually do neither. Jackson State is cash strapped and will always be broke as long as it remains part of the Mississippi IHL system. This money won't change that situation one bit. After the consultants, administrators, attorneys, and other bullshit artists take their cuts this outlay of taxpayer money will be like spitting in the wind and Hinds County's "economic development" will still be the pits.

Anonymous said...

A money grab. Put the name Jackson State on it to give it some credibility but it's still just one more hustle for a handful of professional hustlers using the magic words "economic development". The preacher/president the IHL just installed at JSU has even got his wife on the gravy train. Hustle brother.

Anonymous said...

It's harmless. Maybe they're just trying to build a volleyball stadium.

Anonymous said...

IHL is corrupt to the bone.

Anonymous said...

Even grifters with BS, MS, and PhDs will grift every chance they get.

Anonymous said...

So many "administration fees" for Federal funds for Mississippi boondoggles (pellet mills, beef plants, you name it,) so little time.

Peel back a couple of layers of the onion.

Anonymous said...

This bullshit will not benefit JSU one bit. But because the new "president" gets his cut through his wife who is lawyer for the grift the grifters feel pretty damn confident nobody will spill the beans. They can launder this "economic development" money through JSU and take it all, without worrying about accounting for it. Leave that to JSU and the new president. Good con.

Anonymous said...

Putting JSU aside for a moment, interesting to see Kenny Wayne stepping away. But Charles Simms will be missed. Hinds could do a whole lot worse. January meeting should be interesting.

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