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.

Taxpayers foot bill for state’s two baseball stadiums

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  community, Economy, Government Waste, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

If you say “play ball” in Mississippi, taxpayers pick up the tab.

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Alderman: Ocean Springs mayor using Kemper as excuse for tax increase

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy City of Ocean Springs

According to a long-serving alderman, Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran is using a controversy involving park lighting and amateur soccer to ram through a tax increase.

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Mississippi taxpayers owe $10,700 apiece for mounting debt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Constitution, Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Pensions, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Can anyone spare an extra $10,700 for each Mississippi taxpayer?

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Pay raise worth even more to Mississippi teachers

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  California, Education, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

PA lawmakers push for economic furloughs of teachers.

As Mississippi students head back to school, their teachers are taking home a healthy pay raise. And those extra Benjamins are going a lot farther.

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Outdoorsmen get better deal than school kids on sales tax holidays

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

Hunters are getting a better deal on their sales tax holiday than school children.

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Mississippi ACLU opposes armored vehicles for sheriffs

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Military, Mississippi, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Navistar Defense

If the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi has its way, the flow of military-grade armored vehicles from federal surplus to local law enforcement will return to sender.

Return to sender.

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