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

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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‘Green’ lobby pushes to extend lucrative tax breaks

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Congress, Lobbying, National, Nevada, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

POLITICAL POWER: The world's largest solar array is in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid's home state. Solar projects receive the biggest federal tax subsidies per megawatt of any form of energy.

As the lame-duck Congress limps to the finish line, billions of dollars in dubious federal energy subsidies remain in limbo.

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Mississippi campaign finance laws burdensome to some, not others

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Free Speech, Government Regulation, Lobbying, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A federal court upheld Mississippi’s campaign finance regulations on “political committees.”

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Report on Kemper Project casts embattled power plant in poor light

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Lobbying, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations, 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

Imagine a first-of-its-kind power plant that costs $3.6 billion more than originally planned, with safety issues that required expensive, late fixes and a management team that denied delays and cost overruns until papering them over was no longer an option.

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Grammy museum in Mississippi gives U.S. taxpayers more blues

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Lobbying, Mississippi, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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The Grammy Museum Mississippi received $1.2 million in federal and $6 million in state funds to build an $18 million museum in Cleveland, Miss.

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Questions rise over Democratic groups’ campaign finances in state senate races

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Colorado, Lobbying, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A set of Democratic-supporting 527s and independent expenditure committees may be in violation of Colorado campaign finance law.

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