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Five charts explain Mississippi’s budget ‘crisis’

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Graph by Steve Wilson

Why can’t the GOP-dominated Mississippi Legislature make the budgetary numbers add up?

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Report: Kemper Project is more economical to run on natural gas

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

It might be cheaper to run the Kemper power plant on natural gas, but Mississippi Power is committed to clean coal.

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Southern Company earnings slide thanks to Kemper Project woes

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Power

The Southern Company’s earnings were hard-hit in the fourth quarter of 2016 as costly problems and delays plague the Kemper Project clean coal power plant.

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Mississippi House committee sets aside possible tax increase bill

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transportation  /  No Comments

A dummy bond bill that could have allowed Mississippi lawmakers to pass a tax increase on gas, diesel and cigarettes was set aside by a committee chairman Tuesday.

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Mississippi Justice Institute files complaint over Amazon deal denial

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Justice Institute filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission after its records request for terms of deal between the state and Amazon was denied.

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Mississippi could challenge decision that prevents state internet sales taxes

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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A proposed Mississippi Department of Revenue rule that would create an internet sales tax could spark a court challenge to a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

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