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.

Bond-rating firm could hit Mississippi Power with downgrade over Kemper Project

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power and its parent firm, the Southern Company, could be facing a downgrade from one of the big three bond-rating firms.

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Mississippi agency denies Oxford House’s charitable status

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  community, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office sent a cease and desist letter to Oxford House, which bans them from soliciting for donations in the state.

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Mississippi agency thumbs its nose at senator over government-funded halfway houses

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, community, Government Regulation, investigations, Legislature, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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The state agency responsible for administering a group of taxpayer-funded halfway houses sent a threatening letter to a state senator opposing the project.

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Richland’s $4.1 million police station funded by civil forfeiture

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, community, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Civil forfeiture paid for the $4.1 million Richland police station and the city’s fleet of police cars.

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Mississippi Power uses ads to persuade public on Kemper Project

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power is waging an ad campaign about the Kemper Project power plant as it tries to get a rehearing in front of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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State senator calls for Mississippi to end Oxford House’s federal grant

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A state senator has called for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to terminate a federal grant to Oxford House.

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