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State Board of Education trims salary of double-dipping CIO

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A Mississippi education administrator had his salary reduced Tuesday, but not before he’d made more than $293,000 off state contracts before his hiring.

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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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SEC investigation emboldens Kemper Project critics

By   /  May 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, State Government  /  No Comments

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An SEC investigation of the Southern Company by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the Kemper Project has emboldened its critics.

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SEC investigating Southern Company over Kemper Project

By   /  May 5, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission conducting an investigation into the Southern Company’s controversial Kemper Project power plant.

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Fitch, Reeves continue battle over bond bill, state’s fiscal health

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s treasurer said the state will need money to cover debt obligations after passage of bond bill, but the lieutenant governor disagrees.

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Vermont’s marijuana legalization dreams go up in smoke

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Legislature, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Efforts at legalizing recreational marijuana use and cultivation in Vermont went up in smoke Tuesday as the House defeated proposals put forth by Democratic and Progressive lawmakers.

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