Mississippi drone maker facing serious issues

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  economic development, Mississippi, News, Technology, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: U.S. Navy

A UAV, the Fire Scout, built in Mississippi, faces possible cancellation after being 70 percent over budget.

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‘Cultural’ shopping centers race to claim your tax money

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  economic development, Mississippi, State House, State Politics, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

While the Mississippi Development Authority is ending its program of incentives to “cultural retail attractions,” a pair of shopping center projects have slipped in under the wire.

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Subsidized airline blames federal regulations for Mississippi pullout

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Alabama, economic development, Mississippi, National, News, Regulations, transportation  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Silver Airways

A federally subsidized airline claims federal regulations are among the reasons it’s departing several Mississippi airports.

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Mississippi governor signs three anti-union bills

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Mississippi, State House, State Politics, State Senate, unions  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: The state of Mississippi

Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed three anti-union bills into law Wednesday.

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State spending, federal aid make for a shaky partnership

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, News, public sector, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Stimulus  /  No Comments

FLYING HIGH: Mississippi's state budget has the highest percentage of federal funds by any state, according to a recent report. PHOTO BY: CREATIVE COMMONS

There are two trend lines in Mississippi’s budgets from year to year. One is the ever-increasing amount of money the state government spends. The other is the percentage of the state’s revenues that come from the federal government that keeps going up.

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