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Steve Wilson is a writer and a journalist whose work has appeared on Fox News, the Huffington Post and the Daily Signal. He serves as the Mississippi Bureau Chief for Watchdog.org. Beginning his career as a sports writer, he has worked for the Mobile Press-Register (Ala.), the LaGrange Daily News (Ga.), Highlands Today (Fla.), McComb Enterprise-Journal (Miss.), the Biloxi Sun Herald (Miss.) and the Vicksburg Post (Miss.) His bachelors degree is in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Alabama. He served four-plus years in the United States Coast Guard after his high school graduation and is a native of Mobile, Ala.

State Board of Education trims salary of double-dipping CIO

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A Mississippi education administrator had his salary reduced Tuesday, but not before he’d made more than $293,000 off state contracts before his hiring.

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Is Mississippi getting its money’s worth from nation’s highest paid education chief?

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi state superintendent of education Carey Wright is the nation’s highest paid state superintendent, according to data from Ballotpedia.org

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Kemper CO2 sales contracts still alive, companies say

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power will not be paying a pair of oil recovery firms to off-load Kemper CO2, which is a key part of the clean coal power plant’s business plan.

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Mississippi pauses implementation of controversial Clean Power Plan

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is holding off on implementing a state plan for the EPA’s controversial Clean Power Plan.

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Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Idaho, Iowa, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, News, Regulations, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

FANTASY A GO: Daily fantasy sports leagues will be legal in Mississippi on July 1 after Gov. Phil Bryant signed into a law a bill that would legalize the practice and create a study commission to decide on how to regulate it. Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Daily fantasy sports league operators will be able to operate legally in Mississippi after a bill passed by the Legislature was signed into law.

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SEC investigation emboldens Kemper Project critics

By   /  May 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, State Government  /  No Comments

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An SEC investigation of the Southern Company by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the Kemper Project has emboldened its critics.

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