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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

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

  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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Poll finds more optimism for Wisconsin economy, mixed opinions on gas tax

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Confidence in Wisconsin’s economy continues to grow for Wisconsin voters.”

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Florida’s economic development efforts are ‘underperforming’

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Florida, News  /  No Comments

Lawmakers already skeptical of providing taxpayer support for private businesses may seize on the bureaucratic euphemism and underlying findings—and they might be right.

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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

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

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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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Mississippi gas tax hike likely on hold awaiting details on Trump infrastructure plan

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature likely won’t pass an increase in the state’s gasoline tax to help fund road and bridge improvements.

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