Education week in review: School choice lawsuit and bikes for tykes

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Education, Mississippi, National, Nevada, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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From school choice lawsuits to classroom inefficiency to bikes for public school students, Watchdog’s got the top education news from the week.

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Blanton asks court to stop new Mississippi Power rate increase

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Thomas Blanton asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to stop a new Mississippi Power rate increase that’s the same amount as one rescinded by the court.

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Out-of-state money floods into fight over Mississippi education funding

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Mississippi, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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The fight over Mississippi education funding is being flooded the past two years with $2.5 million in out-of-state donations from left-leaning groups.

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Mississippians could face higher utility bills under Clean Power Plan

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi leaders have criticized EPA regulations governing power plant greenhouse gas emissions, the Clean Power Plan, that could raise utility bills.

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Kemper carbon dioxide buyer says plan is still in place

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power and Denbury Resources insist contracts to supply Kemper Project carbon dioxide to the oil recovery company will be productive for both.

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New rate increase for Mississippi Power could be headed to court

By   /  August 14, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A temporary rate increase for Mississippi Power granted by the PSC might be headed to the courts since it will help fund construction of the Kemper Project.

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