Sid Salter: Taxpayers will always pay for indigent care

STARKVILLE – Perhaps the most frustrating fallout from the ongoing national struggle over “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act has been the suggestion that any outcome is going to somehow relieve taxpayers of the responsibility for funding indigent and/or uncompensated health care. Wrong. So much of the bile being spewed on social media is […]

STATE OF YOUR HOSPITAL: Preserving Healthcare Services in Your Local Community

  About The Report: Together, HMP, Waller, Taggart and Jarrard Inc. have studied the financial status of community hospitals across the Southeast. Our report covers the particular issues standalone, government-owned hospitals face and what’s ahead for them. Our purpose is to educate hospitals on their options as they seek to continue serving patients and providing […]

Andy Taggart: State Procurement in the Wake of the Department of Corrections Scandals

In November of last year, our state was rocked by the stunning news that long-time Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Chris Epps was resigning from office under indictment for federal corruption charges. Not long afterward, Epps and local businessman and former legislator Cecil McCrory pled guilty to felony charges that detailed a shockingly simple […]

Kris Graham: FAA requiring drone registration

Kris Graham Guest columnist – The Clarion-Ledger December 16, 2015 It is predicted that several hundred thousand new and inexperienced drone operators will take to the skies after Christmas, prompting the Federal Aviation Administration, in a conference call this week, to announce the details of a mandatory registration program for recreational drones. For the most […]

Episode 10 – Kris Graham & the Future of Drones

Author: STEVE H. Welcome to the Drone Law Today Podcast! In this episode, we speak with attorney Kris Graham from the law firm of Taggart, Rimes & Graham in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Kris focuses his practice on the litigation of commercial, premises and professional liability claims, with special concentration on aerospace, higher education and healthcare clients. […]

Kris Graham: Regulations Surround Drone Use

Drones have been in the news a lot lately. Real estate firms are using them to film property, news organizations are using them to shoot on location, utilities are using them to inspect power lines, pipelines and cell towers, growers are using them to monitor their crops and livestock, and several companies are vying for […]