Steve Wilson is a writer and a journalist. 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.

Mississippi Legislature OK’s bill to let terminally ill patients try experimental drugs

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi might become the 11th state to pass ‘Right to Try’ legislation that would give terminally-ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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Kemper Project cost cap still in play despite Mississippi Supreme Court decision

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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A cap on Kemper Project power plant construction costs is still in effect, meaning that theoretically Mississippi Power can’t raise rates and cite the $6.2 billion plant as the reason.

However, Mississippi Power’s position is that under state law, the PSC and the Legislature determine utility rates and can authorize increases that exceed the cap.

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Mississippi Legislature strikes out on tax cuts

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  Commentary, Mississippi  /  No Comments

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There will be no joy in Tupelo, Starkville, Biloxi, Greenwood, Liberty or Gluckstadt come tax time. Both had grand tax cut plans that have come to naught as Gov. Phil Bryant will have nothing to sign.

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Nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification plant might point to more Kemper trouble

By   /  March 20, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Florida, Mississippi, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
If the experience with the nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification power plant is any guide, Mississippi Power has a steep learning curve ahead as it tries to bring its troubled Kemper Project power plant into operation.
Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project power plant, designed to convert high-moisture lignite coal into a natural […]

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Blanton: No reason Mississippi Supreme Court should reverse itself in Kemper case

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Thomas Blanton filed a response Wednesday to Mississippi Power’s request for a rehearing with the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Kemper case

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Texting ban could lead to more car crashes in Mississippi

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Could a ban on LOL and LMAO lead to more crashes in Mississippi? A study from a research organization that supports a texting-while-driving ban, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has shown an increase in crashes in three of four states examined after texting bans took effect.

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