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


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

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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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Mississippi’s Thad Cochran drew tea party, Democrat votes in victory

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments


U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran picked up plenty of tea party and Democratic votes in his winning bid for a seventh term in the Senate.

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Warner: ‘100 percent certain’ winner in Senate squeaker

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  News, Politics, U.S. Senate, Virginia  /  No Comments

CLOSE DOESN'T COUNT: Lawyers for Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, left, are "100 percent certain" that he will prevail over GOP opponent Ed Gillespie, right.

Declaring victory before a statewide canvass got under way, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is “100 percent certain” to be sworn in for a second term, his election attorney said Wednesday.

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