Kemper Project costs increase by $26 million

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Kemper Project costs have jumped another $26 million according to a Mississippi Power filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Vidalia taxpayers know nothing about $7 million project they’re funding

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Louisiana, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland, who acquired $16 million in taxpayer money for a questionable new port, apparently wants an additional $7 million of your money for another project.

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Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Jackson Zoo could get more state money

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Economy, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Without state money, a couple of tourist attractions in Mississippi may be headed to the “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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Runoff elections ensure majority rule

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

MANDATE? Sen. Mark Warner and Gov. Terry McAuliffe won their elections with less than a majority. Virginia used to have a runoff law to prevent that from happening.

Democrats don’t like them. Republicans buried them. Election officials complain they cost more. How to put a price on a democratic republic?

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Dueling tax-cut plans set up showdown in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Three Mississippi tax cut plans are competing for passage, with one of them phasing out the state’s income tax and the other the corporate franchise tax.

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What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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“From a layman’s standpoint, it seems to be one of those things that raises a few eyebrows,” Louie Miller, president of the Sierra Club of Mississippi, told Mississippi Watchdog. “What’s going on here? If I was sitting on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, I’d be certainly interested in what this man has to say.”

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