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Mississippi provides little transparency for civil asset forfeiture

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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A survey of semiannual audits revealed Mississippi counties earned more than $36 million in fines and forfeitures.

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Libertarians, law enforcement debate civil asset forfeiture in Mississippi

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Members of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Task Force head from experts, a prosecutor and law enforcement about proposed reforms in Mississippi.

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Jackson is closer to reforming restrictive taxi ordinance

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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While a new ordinance wasn’t forthcoming, agreement among Jackson City Council members on a taxi ordinance framework could bode well for reform.

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Mississippi Power play: Utility isn’t reluctant to flex political muscle in Legislature

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power isn’t afraid to spend lots of cash on lobbyists when it needs something from the Mississippi Legislature.

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Mississippi will further dip into its rainy day fund to fix budget woes

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called the Legislature into special session to apply a fix on the state’s budget, which has fallen short of revenue forecasts.

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New laws go into effect Friday in Mississippi

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed 376 bills and all of the new laws take effect Friday as fiscal 2017 begins.

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