Special Needs Bill could boost educational opportunities

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
A bill that would create education savings accounts seeded with Mississippi taxpayer money for parents of children with special needs could open the door for more specialized educational opportunities.
Senate Bill 2695┬ápassed its first big test Tuesday after the Mississippi Senate Education Committee passed the bill to the Senate for a […]

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Obama may try to bypass Congress on Alaska wilderness plan

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Alaska, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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President Obama wants 12.8 million acres in Alaska declared as wilderness areas and it looks like his administration can block off a large portion, even if Congress does not give approval.

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MS governor boasts successes but avoids talk of real reform

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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There were few concrete proposals in Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s State of the State speech.

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Not much ‘energy’ in Obama’s State of the Union address

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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In his State of the Union address, President Obama didn’t say much about oil and gas production, mentioning the word “energy” just twice.

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Whacky bills litter agenda for Mississippi Legislature

By   /  January 19, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Out of 612 bills authored by the Mississippi Legislature, there are some that would be best described as whacky.

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Judge orders Hattiesburg’s mayor to reappoint positions

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Local Government, Mississippi, Politics  /  No Comments

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According to a judge’s order, Hattiesburg’s mayor Johnny Dupree must resubmit his appointments subject to approval by the city council.

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