Report gives Mississippi a C-plus for online spending transparency

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Finances, Government Waste, Mississippi, Open Records, Politics, State Budgets, State Government, Technology, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s website for online spending transparency earned a C-plus grade from a recently-released report.

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Mississippi school choice bill heads to governor’s desk

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Education Blog, Mississippi  /  No Comments

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Mississippi could become the third state to let parents use public money to pay for educational needs for children with disabilities.
The Mississippi state legislature passed Senate Bill 2695 on Thursday in a 30-18 vote. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign the bill, which will allow about 63,000 students to receive $6,500 a year for use towards educational […]

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Alabama judge dismisses lawsuit silencing former Kemper Project manager

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit that, in part, would silence a former manager of the Kemper Project power plant has been dismissed.

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Mississippi Legislature OK’s bill to let terminally ill patients try experimental drugs

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi might become the 11th state to pass ‘Right to Try’ legislation that would give terminally-ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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Kemper Project cost cap still in play despite Mississippi Supreme Court decision

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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A cap on Kemper Project power plant construction costs is still in effect, meaning that theoretically Mississippi Power can’t raise rates and cite the $6.2 billion plant as the reason.

However, Mississippi Power’s position is that under state law, the PSC and the Legislature determine utility rates and can authorize increases that exceed the cap.

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Louisiana parish has a lot going for it, but it still wants taxpayer dollars

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Louisiana, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Vidalia lies along the banks of the Mississippi River, which brings in international barge traffic, or about 40 percent of goods shipped in this country, according to the mayor.

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