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

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

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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Outdoorsmen get better deal than school kids on sales tax holidays

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

Hunters are getting a better deal on their sales tax holiday than school children.

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Mississippi ACLU opposes armored vehicles for sheriffs

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Military, Mississippi, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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If the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi has its way, the flow of military-grade armored vehicles from federal surplus to local law enforcement will return to sender.

Return to sender.

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Kemper rate increases even felt on the soccer pitch

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Energy and Environment, Local Government, Mississippi, State Politics, Technology, Uncategorized  /  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

The battle over Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project $5.53 billion first of its kind “clean coal” power plant has been waged in the hearing room at the Public Service Commission and in the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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