Mississippi might have built nuclear plant with proven technology

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Stimulus, Georgia, Government Regulation, Indiana, Mississippi, News, Politics, Public Utilities, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Turns out, Mississippi might have built a nuclear power plant.

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$5.53 billion Kemper Project’s genesis a tangled path

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Public Utilities, State House, State Senate, Technology  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
It’s a $5.53 billion sentinel, rising above and overlooking the pine forests north of Meridian, Miss., in Kemper County.
How did it get here, this enormous steel structure, called at the same time the state’s biggest boondoogle and a great technological leap forward, a force capable of supplying the state’s energy needs for the [...]

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Republicans for Davis boast rusty, dusty legislative credentials

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Kansas, News, Politics  /  No Comments

OLD AND BUSTED: While the list of 53 former state lawmakers backing Democrat Paul Davis for governor looks impressive, most haven't held public office in years.

Talk about out of touch.

Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis unveiled a list of 104 Kansas Republicans backing the Lawrence Democrat against incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

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Financial reports show divide in GOP over Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Senate, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race show a stark divide between the tea party and GOP establishment.
Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who won the runoff by 7,667 votes, received more than $4 million in contributions, with 54 percent of that coming from individual contributors. Cochran [...]

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New Mississippi law helps gun owners shoot down local bans

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Politics, Regulations, State House, State Politics  /  No Comments

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A new law in Mississippi is giving gun owners ammunition to fight gun bans in government buildings.

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Challenger calls for new election in U.S. Senate race

By   /  July 8, 2014  /  Legislature, Mississippi, National, News, Politics, State Elections, State Senate, U.S. Senate, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
Chris McDaniel isn’t ready to quit. Rather, channeling an inner John Paul Jones, he has just begun to fight.
McDaniel, a two-term Mississippi state senator, alleges thousands of votes were cast illegally for Thad Cochran by Democrats who crossed over during the June 24 Republican runoff for U.S. Senate, which Cochran, [...]

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