Hattiesburg councilmen sue to force mayor to reappoint positions

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Two Hattiesburg city councilmen filed a motion to modify a judge’s order to force Mayor Johnny DuPree to reappoint several city administrative positions.

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MS governor boasts successes but avoids talk of real reform

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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There were few concrete proposals in Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s State of the State speech.

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KiOR presents cautionary tale for ‘green’ government investments

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Waste, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s experience with biofuels company KiOR should serve as a cautionary tale for other states wanting to invest taxpayer funds.

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Whacky bills litter agenda for Mississippi Legislature

By   /  January 19, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Out of 612 bills authored by the Mississippi Legislature, there are some that would be best described as whacky.

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Judge orders Hattiesburg’s mayor to reappoint positions

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Local Government, Mississippi, Politics  /  No Comments

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

According to a judge’s order, Hattiesburg’s mayor Johnny Dupree must resubmit his appointments subject to approval by the city council.

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Foes of Oktibbeha County tax increase hopeful fight isn’t over

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi State University

A lot can happen in a minute. But how about a property tax increase?

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