Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Mississippi spends more than $2.8 million on membership dues

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics, Transparency  /  No Comments

Photo by the state of Mississippi

The state of Mississippi spent $2.8 million last year on membership dues for professional and intergovernmental organizations.

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Study says Mississippi corruption isn’t nation’s worst

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Transparency, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Perception is reality, and when it comes to Mississippi corruption, the state’s not immune.

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Proposed EPA ozone rule could crimp Mississippi’s economy

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Congress, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Mississippi Power

New EPA regulations meant to help children and people with lung diseases could cost Mississippi.

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Property tax levies climb despite increased state aid

By   /  December 4, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Finances, Legislature, Local Government, Minnesota, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Minnesota legislators boosted the local government aid program for cities by $80 million in 2013 and sold it as a slam dunk toward lowering property tax levies.

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Mississippi Republicans face key issues in 2015 statewide elections

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Since 2012, Mississippi Republicans have been in charge of both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s seat.

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Mississippi’s GOP trifecta took a long time to materialize

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

For Republicans in Mississippi, 2013 was the year they finally took control of all levers of power.

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