Kemper Project costs increase by $26 million

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Kemper Project costs have jumped another $26 million according to a Mississippi Power filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Despite ‘overreach’ admission by Grijalva, climate scientists still see politics

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Congress, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, National, News  /  No Comments

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Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, now says letters he sent wanting communications from seven climate scientists was an “overreach” but he still wants the scientists’ funding information.

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Three Tennessee lawmakers want state to fight Obama’s net neutrality

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Three Tennessee legislators want state Attorney General Herb Slatery to take legal action against the Federal Communications Commission after a majority of commissioners removed a state law regulating government-owned Internet networks.

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Transit authority returns misspent terrorism funds, gets DHS security award

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Accountability, Florida, News  /  No Comments

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

File this one under: Are you flipping kidding me. Months after a Florida transit authority was caught misusing federal terrorism funds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave it a “Gold Standard” award.

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Small businesses feel like ‘big losers’ in PA governor’s budget

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Small business owners and advocates believe tax increases in Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal would be bad news for them.

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Lawmaker fears PA governor’s proposed property tax cuts could be temporary

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Homeowners probably cheered Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a $3.8 billion property tax relief plan he said would return an average of $1,000 to them, but some lawmakers don’t believe the hype over one of the governor’s top budget priorities.

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