What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News, Special Report  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: The Southern Company

“From a layman’s standpoint, it seems to be one of those things that raises a few eyebrows,” Louie Miller, president of the Sierra Club of Mississippi, told Mississippi Watchdog. “What’s going on here? If I was sitting on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, I’d be certainly interested in what this man has to say.”

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Shuckers stadium delay hits taxpayers square in the oysters

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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The Biloxi Shuckers will make unwitting suckers of local taxpayers if the team’s new stadium isn’t ready in time for opening day April 21.

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Mississippi lawmakers may give terminally ill patients ‘right to try’ experimental drugs

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Terminally-ill patients in Mississippi might gain the “Right to Try” experimental medication if a bill in the Mississippi Senate is signed into law.

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No Kemper refunds for ratepayers in Mississippi power cooperative

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Technology  /  No Comments

STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The Kemper Project, a first-of-its-kind power plant that converts pulverized coal dust into natural gas-like syngas to fuel power-generating turbines, has ballooned from an original cost of $2.4 billion to nearly $5 billion. The plant is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of this year, according to the Southern Company. PHOTO BY: THE SOUTHERN COMPANY

The difference between getting a Kemper Project refund and finding cobwebs in your mailbox depends on who regulates your utility.

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Tax cut package could help boost Mississippi’s flagging business climate

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Wikimedia Commons

A plan to eventually cut the onerous franchise tax won’t fix Mississippi’s economy, but the move could help brighten a dismal business climate.

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Budgets for Mississippi, Louisiana are flush with federal money

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

In a report on federal aid to states, Mississippi topped the nation in the percentage of its general fund budget from federal funds. Louisiana was second.

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