Nanny of the Week: Mississippi makes bird feeders illegal – by accident

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Mississippi, National, News  /  No Comments

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Part 18 of 18 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Residents of Mississippi with backyard bird feeders could run afoul of new state regulations that prohibit the “supplementary feeding” of wild animals.
The new rules appear to have been intended to limit the use of outdoor salt licks and other types [...]

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Taxpayers foot bill for state’s two baseball stadiums

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  community, Economy, Government Waste, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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If you say “play ball” in Mississippi, taxpayers pick up the tab.

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Alderman: Ocean Springs mayor using Kemper as excuse for tax increase

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Economy, Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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According to a long-serving alderman, Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran is using a controversy involving park lighting and amateur soccer to ram through a tax increase.

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Stifling free speech? California looks to ban Confederate flag

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Alabama, California, First Amendment, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, National, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia  /  No Comments

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California is looking to bar the “Stars and Bars.”

A bill sits on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk to ban California from displaying or selling the Confederate flag or objects with images of it. The state’s Legislature passed the bill nearly unanimously last week.

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Mississippi taxpayers owe $10,700 apiece for mounting debt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Constitution, Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Pensions, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Can anyone spare an extra $10,700 for each Mississippi taxpayer?

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Pay raise worth even more to Mississippi teachers

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  California, Education, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

PA lawmakers push for economic furloughs of teachers.

As Mississippi students head back to school, their teachers are taking home a healthy pay raise. And those extra Benjamins are going a lot farther.

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