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Funding formula isn’t only measure of K-12 spending in Mississippi

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, Federal government, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s education funding formula isn’t the only money being spent by state taxpayers on K-12 education, with other programs outside the formula.

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Kemper Project likely to miss December start date

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant won’t meet its December 31 start date, costing the company $250 million in federal tax benefits.

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Biloxi sues minor league team owners over lease dispute

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Mississippi  /  No Comments

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The City of Biloxi has made it clear that the free ride is over for the city’s minor league baseball club after two seasons playing at the local stadium.

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Kemper Project operational costs increase another $68 million

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

ICEBERG: While Mississippi Power's Kemper Project clean coal power plant was costly to build, it might even be more costly to operate and maintain.

According to testimony filed by the Kemper Project’s manager, the plant will cost $68 million more to operate and maintain in its first year in use.

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Mississippi Power increases rates due to rising fuel prices

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Power filed a request for a rate increase of $6.45 per month for residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours of energy.

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Gov. Bryant prioritizes Jackson in 2018 budget recommendation

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Mississippi  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant emphasized the economic importance of the city of Jackson in his budget recommendation for 2018.

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