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Is Mississippi getting its money’s worth from nation’s highest paid education chief?

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi state superintendent of education Carey Wright is the nation’s highest paid state superintendent, according to data from Ballotpedia.org

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Kemper CO2 sales contracts still alive, companies say

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power will not be paying a pair of oil recovery firms to off-load Kemper CO2, which is a key part of the clean coal power plant’s business plan.

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Will Arlington taxpayers play ball again?

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Texas  /  No Comments

For the third time in 25 years, Arlington wants to hit up taxpayers for a new stadium.

The $900 million ballgame in Arlington isn’t set to begin until 1:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, but already the boo-birds are out in full force. All of the outrage probably won’t matter. It looks as though Arlington city officials have already made up their mind to commit at least $450 million of taxpayer money to […]

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Mississippi pauses implementation of controversial Clean Power Plan

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is holding off on implementing a state plan for the EPA’s controversial Clean Power Plan.

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Workers’ pay could decline under new overtime rules

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Economy, Federal Government, Issues, Jobs + Growth, Labor, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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New regulations for overtime work done by salaried employees could end up leaving workers will lower starting salaries and fewer benefits, economists warn.

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Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Idaho, Iowa, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, News, Regulations, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

FANTASY A GO: Daily fantasy sports leagues will be legal in Mississippi on July 1 after Gov. Phil Bryant signed into a law a bill that would legalize the practice and create a study commission to decide on how to regulate it. Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Daily fantasy sports league operators will be able to operate legally in Mississippi after a bill passed by the Legislature was signed into law.

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