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.

Jackson’s regs offer a lift to ridesharing, but state action could override them

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, regulations, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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Networked ride providers will be regulated by a new ordinance in Jackson, Mississippi and could be statewide if a bill in the Legislature becomes law.

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$274 million incentive package took 5 hours from soup to nuts

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature only needed five hours in a special session to approve a $274 million incentive package to lure a tire plant and a shipyard to the state.

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Taxpayers to pick up part of tab for construction of tire plant, shipyard

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi taxpayers will borrow $274 million to pay for a tire plant and a shipyard.

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Kemper Project delayed another three months as costs increase

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project will be delayed another three months and cost an extra $110 million, Mississippi Power announced Tuesday.

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Mississippi campaign finance overhaul targets unitemized expenses

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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A major campaign finance loophole could be eliminated if Mississippi secretary of state Delbert Hosemann gets his election reform package approved.

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Former regulator: Kemper Project costs passed on to Alabamians

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Alabama, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A former Alabama regulator says a recent Alabama Power rate increase might be to help with skyrocketing costs on Mississippi’s Kemper Project power plant.

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