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 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.

Taxpayer-funded Biloxi ballpark doesn’t meet attendance goals

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A taxpayer funded ballpark in Biloxi didn’t meet expectations for attendance in its first year in the Double-A Southern League.

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Mississippi brewers want to sell their beer on site

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Mississippi brewers are trying to rally legislative support behind an effort to end the state’s prohibition on selling beer on-site.

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Mississippi Power finalizes permanent rate deal with regulators

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Mississippi, regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power and the Public Utilities Staff have finalized a rate deal that would cut rates for its customers, subject to the approval of the PSC.

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Despite governor’s pledge, Mississippi isn’t big destination for refugees

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant doesn’t want Syrian refugees in the state, but data from the U.S. State Department shows that few refugees are settled in Mississippi.

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New Venture Fund gave more than $5 million to Mississippi initiative fight

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

NEW VENTURE: The left-leaning New Venture dumped a lot of cash into the fight over a school funding initiative.

The left-leaning New Venture Fund gave more than $4 million in October alone to a group promoting a ballot initiative over education funding in Mississippi.

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Mississippi voters won’t tolerate excuses if GOP supermajority fails to produce

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  Commentary, Mississippi  /  No Comments

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A GOP supermajority in the Mississippi Legislature won’t give Republicans any room for excuses come 2019.

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