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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 reporter 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 bachelor's 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. Steve can be reached at [email protected]

Funding formula isn’t only measure of K-12 spending in Mississippi

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, Federal government, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s education funding formula isn’t the only money being spent by state taxpayers on K-12 education, with other programs outside the formula.

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Kemper Project likely to miss December start date

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant won’t meet its December 31 start date, costing the company $250 million in federal tax benefits.

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Kemper Project operational costs increase another $68 million

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

ICEBERG: While Mississippi Power's Kemper Project clean coal power plant was costly to build, it might even be more costly to operate and maintain.

According to testimony filed by the Kemper Project’s manager, the plant will cost $68 million more to operate and maintain in its first year in use.

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U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper says recount is attempt to paint Trump win as ‘illegitimate’

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Economy, Federal Government, Federal government, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Transportation  /  No Comments

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U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper said that President-elect Donald Trump is doing well with his cabinet picks and that a potential recount in several states is a ploy.

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Kemper Project’s nearly $7 billion cost by the numbers

By   /  November 24, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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If the $6.938 billion needed to build Kemper in $1 bills was stacked on top of each other, they would reach 468 miles into the atmosphere.

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Anodyne EdBuild contract with Mississippi Legislature goes public

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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The contract with non-profit EdBuild and the Mississippi Legislature was finally revealed and there are few smoking guns or any specifics.

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