Mississippi Republicans face key issues in 2015 statewide elections

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, 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 + Tax, Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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

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Mississippi electricity and gas bills could double by 2020

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Mississippi electricity and gas bills could skyrocket thanks to new EPA regulations by 2020, a study says

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Mississippi auditor: Corruption shouldn’t result in a state pension

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Government Waste, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, News, Pensions, Politics  /  No Comments

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If Mississippi auditor Stacey Pickering has his way, public officials convicted of corruption will not collect the state’s contribution to their pension.

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Mississippi taxpayers spent more than $1.3 million on ‘food for business meetings’

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Mississippi taxpayers spent more than $1.4 million on food for business meetings and “promotions” by state agencies.

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No-bid contracts under fire in Mississippi

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Corrections, Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

AP Photo by Rogelio V. Solis

A corruption scandal in the Mississippi Department of Corrections has the practice of no-bid contracts under fire.

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