Annual audit reveals glaring issues in Hattiesburg

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Government Waste, Local Government, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

CITY IN CRISIS: The annual comprehensive audit of the City of Hattiesburg revealed some serious issues with the city's finances.

Several glaring issues revealed in the city’s annual audit could be a sign of rough waters to come for Hattiesburg.

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U.S. judge hands Watchdog a victory over VA governor’s green-car company

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Mississippi, Virginia  /  No Comments

MISSISSIPPI BOUND: Virginia officials predicted McAuliffe's car-building venture would find itself in a "funding gap."

Part 73 of 73 in the series Terry McAuliffe – Carmogul

By Will Swaim | Watchdog.org
A U.S. judge in Mississippi on Thursday threw out an $85-million lawsuit in which an electric car company founded by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe alleged Watchdog.org had libeled the firm.
Judge Michael P. Mills said GreenTech Automotive failed to prove his Mississippi [...]

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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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