Steve Wilson is 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.) Steve's work has appeared on Fox News, the Huffington Post and the Daily Signal. His bachelor's degree is in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Alabama. Steve is also a member of the Mississippi Press Association and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He served four-plus years in the United States Coast Guard after his high school graduation and is a native of Mobile, Ala.

Who’s watching the watchers? Mississippi licensing boards about to get a new boss

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A bill passed by the Mississippi Legislature could provide supervision for the state’s occupational licensing boards.

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Southern Company hit with fifth lawsuit over Kemper Project delays, costs

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Judiciary, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Utility giant the Southern Company was served Tuesday with its fifth lawsuit concerning delays and cost overruns with the Kemper Project.

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Report: Problems continue to appear for the Kemper Project clean coal power plant

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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A report by the independent monitor says new problems continue to pop up at the Kemper Project clean coal power plant.

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Mississippi closed bridge list filled with discrepancies

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

Only half of the bridges on a closed bridge list given to Mississippi legislators were actually closed to traffic.

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Utah will likely have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal with Amazon

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transparency, Utah  /  No Comments

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Utah officials ruled that the state will have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal made with Amazon last week.

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PSC’s Britton: $2.88 billlion cap on Kemper Project isn’t a guarantee for utility

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The lone Republican on the three-member commission says getting the full amount depends on the company delivering on its promises.

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