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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]

Drug-testing company executive indicted as Epps investigation expands

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The bribery investigation into former Mississippi corrections commissioner Chris Epps netted another indictment on Monday.

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Mississippi provides little transparency for civil asset forfeiture

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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A survey of semiannual audits revealed Mississippi counties earned more than $36 million in fines and forfeitures.

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Libertarians, law enforcement debate civil asset forfeiture in Mississippi

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Members of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Task Force head from experts, a prosecutor and law enforcement about proposed reforms in Mississippi.

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Jackson is closer to reforming restrictive taxi ordinance

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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While a new ordinance wasn’t forthcoming, agreement among Jackson City Council members on a taxi ordinance framework could bode well for reform.

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Kemper Project says it is now cooking with synthesis gas

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant had a key milestone this week as it produced its first batch of synthesis gas made from lignite coal.

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Mississippi Power play: Utility isn’t reluctant to flex political muscle in Legislature

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power isn’t afraid to spend lots of cash on lobbyists when it needs something from the Mississippi Legislature.

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