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Mississippi’s pension crisis explained in four charts

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Funding level PERS graph

The reason why Mississippi’s pension crisis is one of the worst in the nation can be explained in four graphs.

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Nearly half of Mississippi legislators get top grade on pro-business votes

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by the state of Mississippi

Mississippi legislators were graded by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee on their votes on key business-related issues.

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Mississippi pension system loses money on investments

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Mississippi, News, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

The Mississippi pension system is losing money on its investments so far this year, which could have serious consequences for the fund’s solvency.

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School administrator to taxpayers: I’m going to Disney World, and you’re paying for it

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

John Porter, seen at Mississippi Board of Education meeting Tuesday, is the interim chief information officer for the Mississippi Department of Education. Photo by Steve Wilson

A state school administrator in Mississippi took a trip to a conference at Disney World and billed taxpayers for it.

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Group grades Mississippi legislators on support for school choice

By   /  June 17, 2016  /  Education, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

MAJORITY: More than 70 percent of registered voters in a recent poll conducted by Empower Mississippi.

Empower Mississippi handed out letter grades to every state legislator Thursday on their level of support for several key bills regarding school choice.

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Southern Company sued by former CO2 customer over Kemper Project delays

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Power

The Southern Company is being sued for fraud after a customer for its CO2 byproducts alleged that the company misled it on delays with the Kemper Project.

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