Mississippi bond bills would provide money for Gulfport aquarium, pet projects

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Government Waste, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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A proposed Gulfport aquarium would get $24.5 million if a pair of bond bills are signed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

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Report gives Mississippi a C-plus for online spending transparency

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Finances, Government Waste, Mississippi, Open Records, Politics, State Budgets, State Government, Technology, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Mississippi’s website for online spending transparency earned a C-plus grade from a recently-released report.

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Nebraska poll: Tea party, Obama have something in common

By   /  March 9, 2015  /  Nebraska, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

BRING 'EM: President Obama's order granting work visas to spouses of foreign visa holders threatens to crowd out more U.S. workers at a time when labor participation rates are at historic lows.

According to a recent poll President Barack Obama and Nebraska’s tea party crowd have something in common, and it’s not a good thing.

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Elvis Presley’s birthplace, Jackson Zoo could get more state money

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Economy, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Without state money, a couple of tourist attractions in Mississippi may be headed to the “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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Climate scientists accuse Democrat of McCarthyism

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Arizona, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Finances, First Amendment, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

"WITCH HUNT": Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry, right, says she feels she's a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry feels she’s a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

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Dueling tax-cut plans set up showdown in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Lobbying, Mississippi, News, Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Three Mississippi tax cut plans are competing for passage, with one of them phasing out the state’s income tax and the other the corporate franchise tax.

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