Mississippi pension fund heads for final ‘Jeopardy’

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, National, News, Pensions, State House, State Politics, State Senate  /  No Comments

PERS

We’ll take pension reform for a thousand.

Make no mistake, Mississippi is playing “Jeopardy” with its retirement fund.

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Lawyers for MS U.S. Senate candidate say fight for seat far from over

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Politics, State Senate, U.S. Senate, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

SPEAKING OUT: State Sen. Michael Watson (R-Pascagoula) is one of the attorneys for the Chris McDaniel campaign.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel intimates he’s not concerned about his political fate as he continues to fight the results of the June 24 GOP primary runoff.

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One-vendor broadband contract represents sweetheart deal

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Mississippi, Public Utilities, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Eagle-NET is providing unfair competition to smaller companies, critics say

Sweetheart deals don’t get any better than this.

A 10-year contract with no competition gets a two-year extension, even before the contract expires.

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New EPA regulations on coal-fired power plants could cost Mississippi billions

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Mississippi  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Mississippi Power

The cost for Mississippi to meet proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations governing carbon dioxide emissions from coal power plants could run into the billions.

Guess who’ll be footing the tab? Everyone who pays an electric bill.

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Financial reports show divide in GOP over Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Senate, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race show a stark divide between the tea party and GOP establishment.
Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who won the runoff by 7,667 votes, received more than $4 million in contributions, with 54 percent of that coming from individual contributors. Cochran [...]

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Legal motion alleges voter fraud in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Mississippi, National, News, State Politics, State Senate, U.S. Senate, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
An election integrity advocacy group will get its day in court in the Mississippi U.S. Senate race.
True the Vote filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and injunctive relief Wednesday in the U.S. District Court, Southern District in Jackson against the Mississippi Republican Party, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, the Mississippi Election [...]

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