Internet crusader Al Franken rakes in cash from cable giant

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Business, Campaign Finance, Congress, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has made his name in the latter part of his first term as a crusader for net neutrality and a huge critic of billion-dollar mergers of multimedia companies.

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Mississippi campaign finance laws burdensome to some, not others

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Campaign Finance, Free Speech, Government Regulation, Lobbying, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo by the state of Mississippi

A federal court upheld Mississippi’s campaign finance regulations on “political committees.”

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Mississippi governor’s budget proposal isn’t a deep ball

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Mississippi, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s budget proposal isn’t exactly a deep ball, either with cuts or with tax relief

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Mississippi’s pension system one of nation’s worst

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Economy, Legislature, Local Government, Mississippi, Pensions, Politics, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

PERS

According to a new study by State Budget Solutions, Mississippi’s pension system is far worse financial straits than its recent financial report indicated.

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Obama issues credit card industry bailout by executive order

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Business, Federal Government, Finances, Government Regulation, Issues, National, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

President Obama signs an Executive Order

The credit card industry got a huge boost from President Obama last month when he signed an executive order requiring a switch to chip-and-pin technology for government vendors and agencies.

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Mississippi prison bribery scheme leads to indictments

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Corrections, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Chris Epps cropped

A multi-year investigation by state and federal authorities has revealed an alleged bribery scheme that cost the state of Mississippi thousands of dollars in prison services contracts.

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