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Southern Company CEO optimistic about Kemper Project schedule

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning praised the production of synthesis gas at the Kemper Project power plant in a quarterly earnings call.

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Kemper Project costs increase by $9 million in June

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The bottom line for the Kemper Project clean coal power plant increased by $9 million in June, bringing the total cost to $6.76 billion.

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Drug-testing company executive indicted as Epps investigation expands

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The bribery investigation into former Mississippi corrections commissioner Chris Epps netted another indictment on Monday.

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Mississippi provides little transparency for civil asset forfeiture

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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A survey of semiannual audits revealed Mississippi counties earned more than $36 million in fines and forfeitures.

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Libertarians, law enforcement debate civil asset forfeiture in Mississippi

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Members of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Task Force head from experts, a prosecutor and law enforcement about proposed reforms in Mississippi.

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Jackson is closer to reforming restrictive taxi ordinance

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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While a new ordinance wasn’t forthcoming, agreement among Jackson City Council members on a taxi ordinance framework could bode well for reform.

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