Taxpayers to pick up part of tab for construction of tire plant, shipyard

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Mississippi taxpayers will borrow $274 million to pay for a tire plant and a shipyard.

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Kemper Project delayed another three months as costs increase

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project will be delayed another three months and cost an extra $110 million, Mississippi Power announced Tuesday.

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Mississippi campaign finance overhaul targets unitemized expenses

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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A major campaign finance loophole could be eliminated if Mississippi secretary of state Delbert Hosemann gets his election reform package approved.

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Former regulator: Kemper Project costs passed on to Alabamians

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Alabama, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A former Alabama regulator says a recent Alabama Power rate increase might be to help with skyrocketing costs on Mississippi’s Kemper Project power plant.

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Governor proposes gas tax increase coupled with working class tax cut

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wants a gas tax increase coupled with a tax cut for middle class families, but opposition is already mounting to any tax increase.

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School choice rally draws crowd at Mississippi Capitol

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  Education, Mississippi, News, regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A school choice rally drew a crowd to Mississippi’s Capitol Tuesday to celebrate past wins and talk about future expansion of school choice in the state.

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