Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Jackson Zoo could get more state money

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Economy, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Without state money, a couple of tourist attractions in Mississippi may be headed to the “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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Dueling tax-cut plans set up showdown in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Three Mississippi tax cut plans are competing for passage, with one of them phasing out the state’s income tax and the other the corporate franchise tax.

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Unions gave $575K to Wisconsin Democratic senators voting against right-to-work bill

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Legislature, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Labor unions have contributed about $575,000 to the 14 Democratic senators who voted Wednesday against right-to-work legislation being fast-tracked through the state Legislature, according to a Wisconsin Reporter review of campaign finance records.

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Mississippi lawmakers may give terminally ill patients ‘right to try’ experimental drugs

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Terminally-ill patients in Mississippi might gain the “Right to Try” experimental medication if a bill in the Mississippi Senate is signed into law.

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Pennsylvania governor wants to cut corporate tax but doesn’t say how he’ll replace revenue

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Legislature, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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After saying details about his budget would have to wait, the governor of Pennsylvania unexpectedly unveiled a proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax.

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No Kemper refunds for ratepayers in Mississippi power cooperative

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Technology  /  No Comments

STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The Kemper Project, a first-of-its-kind power plant that converts pulverized coal dust into natural gas-like syngas to fuel power-generating turbines, has ballooned from an original cost of $2.4 billion to nearly $5 billion. The plant is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of this year, according to the Southern Company. PHOTO BY: THE SOUTHERN COMPANY

The difference between getting a Kemper Project refund and finding cobwebs in your mailbox depends on who regulates your utility.

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