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 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.

Decision on EPA case could help Mississippi in the long-term

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Mississippi Power

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an EPA case could have future ramifications for Mississippians with new EPA regulations looming on the horizon.

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Green energy projects in Mississippi fail to meet job-creation goals

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

PHOTO By Stion

Two green energy projects in Mississippi have failed to generate the jobs that were expected when they were announced.

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Walmart enters fight over Mississippi Power rate hikes

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Local Government, Local News, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo by the Southern Company

Wal-Mart was accepted by the Mississippi Public Service Commission as an intervenor in the fight over Mississippi Power rate increases.

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Resident has concerns, but Mississippi Board of Mental Health doesn’t want to hear about them

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Ethics, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Oxford House

The Mississippi Board of Mental Health didn’t have five minutes for a taxpayer to hear her concerns about taxpayer-funded halfway houses.

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Presley: Mississippi Power customers should get refund checks over Kemper

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Public Service commissioner Brandon Presley says Mississippi Power should cut customers a check when it refunds its 18 percent increase to fund the Kemper Project.

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Mississippi has contingency plans if Obamacare challenge succeeds

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Regulation, Health Care, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

EXCHANGE: More than 104,000 Mississippians bought insurance off the federally-run exchange.

An Obamacare challenge could spell the end for federal subsidies on the federally-run health insurance exchange in Mississippi.

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