Richland’s $4.1 million police station funded by civil forfeiture

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, community, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Civil forfeiture paid for the $4.1 million Richland police station and the city’s fleet of police cars.

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Mississippi Power uses ads to persuade public on Kemper Project

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power is waging an ad campaign about the Kemper Project power plant as it tries to get a rehearing in front of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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State senator calls for Mississippi to end Oxford House’s federal grant

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A state senator has called for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to terminate a federal grant to Oxford House.

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Down-ticket races in Mississippi important to taxpayers

By   /  May 8, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

UNDER SCRUTINY: WinVote touch-screen voting machines, used by roughly one in five Virginia voters, could be scrapped by the state Board of Elections on Tuesday.

Two down ticket races in Mississippi — state treasurer and three seats on the Mississippi Public Service Commission — could have huge consequences for taxpayers.

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Term limits could have unintended consequences for Mississippi Legislature

By   /  May 4, 2015  /  Ethics, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A term limit initiative could be appearing on a ballot in Mississippi, putting a cap of two consecutive terms on legislators and other statewide offices.

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Reports show scant supervision for Oxford Houses in Mississippi

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Oxford Houses in Mississippi, despite receiving federal and state funds administered by the Department of Mental Health, are receiving little supervision.

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