Chevron intervenes in battle over proposed Mississippi Power rate increase

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A proposed Mississippi Power rate increase has drawn a new intervenor into the battle, oil giant Chevron, which has a refinery in Pascagoula.

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Southern District PSC candidates skeptical of Kemper Project

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The three Southern District PSC candidates are in agreement that Mississippi Power and, not ratepayers, should foot the bill for the Kemper Project.

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Kemper Project makes for an expensive natural gas plant

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

With the gasifier not set to become operational until 2016, the Kemper Project is now just an expensive natural gas plant.

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Rand Paul’s ‘Economic Freedom Zone’ a fix for western PA?

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Economy, Finances, Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Rand Paul wants troubled cities declared “Economic Freedom Zones,” with targeted tax cuts and reduced regulation to promote growth and spur jobs.

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Proposed Mississippi telemedicine rule goes temporarily offline

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  Economy, Health Care, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure voted Thursday to withdraw a proposed regulation that would have put a serious crimp on out-of-state telemedicine companies operating in the Magnolia State.

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Drivers licenses for illegal immigrants now accepted as employment documents

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Economy, Fraud, Immigration, Issues, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A change in guidance from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services makes driver’s licenses for illegals acceptable ID for employment, creating a new shortcut for illegal immigrants to get jobs.

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