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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]

Gov. Bryant State of the State promises no new taxes, ‘Blue Lives Matter’ law

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant promised no tax increases, support for a “Blue Lives Matter” law and a rewrite of the state’s K-12 education funding formula.

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EdBuild unveils recommendations for new K-12 funding formula

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

EdBuild revealed its recommendations to the Mississippi Legislature for a new K-12 education funding formula Monday.

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Duplication and the Delta Regional Authority

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Federal government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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  During NASA’s heyday, the agency used duplication on key systems as a safety feature for space travel. But duplication isn’t always a positive thing, especially when it comes to federal programs such as the Delta Regional Authority, which is under the microscope for what critics say is needless overlap with other programs. In his report titled […]

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It’s the season of giving, and U.S. taxpayers are giving millions to the Kemper Project

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Mississippi, News, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Power

The Kemper Project clean coal power plant will likely receive more than $427 million in federal funds and tax incentives.

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Scariest People of 2016: No. 3-Michael Guest

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Photo by Madison and Rankin County District Attorney's Office

Michael Guest, the District Attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, said that property rights aren’t as important as taking away one’s personal freedom.

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Mississippi taxpayers footed heavy bill for incentives to corporations

By   /  December 27, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Mississippi taxpayers paid a heavy price with their tax dollars to lure new companies to the state and to keep existing ones “competitive.”

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