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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Kemper Project clean coal power plant will miss yet another start date

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant will miss its mid-March operational date, the company revealed Thursday in an SEC filing.

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Dire outlook for internet sales tax in South Dakota may affect Mississippi

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal government, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, South Dakota, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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In a possible preview for Mississippi, a South Dakota court struck down the state’s internet sales tax.

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Agency: No disclosure of Amazon sales tax deal since they’re a ‘voluntary’ taxpayer

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Department of Revenue said it won’t surrender details of the Amazon sales tax deal since it considers the retail giant to be a taxpayer.

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Groups take FDA vaping rules fight to Trump, Congress

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  Economy, Federal Government, Federal government, General, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Foes of e-cig regulations say the federal government is running out of legitimate reasons to defend them.

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