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.

You can’t go green without some (taxpayer) green

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Green energy projects in Mississippi might be left high and dry without a proposed net metering rule and generous federal subsidies.

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Taxpayer-subsidized halfway houses might be coming to your neighborhood

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Taxpayer-subsidized halfway houses for recovering drug and alcohol addicts, 76 percent of whom have done prison time, are worrying the neighbors in northeast Jackson, Miss.

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Mississippi board rules 89-year-old Edwards doctor can still make house calls

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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An 89-year-old Edwards doctor who was threatened with the loss of his medical license for practicing medicine out of his car will keep his license.

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West Rankin Utility Authority wins key battle in fight to build new treatment plant

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.

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Commissioner: New law gives Mississippi PSC ‘extreme scrutiny’ over utilities

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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PSC commissioner Brandon Presley says an economic development bill for utilities is just a clarification of powers given the Commission under exisiting law.

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New rules may result in solar power boon in Mississippi

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

A THING OF THE PAST? Solar tax breaks could go the way of the dinosaur if a powerful congressman has his way.

A proposed net metering rule could result in a rooftop solar panel boom in Mississippi.

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