Proposed rules require kitchens for Mississippi child-care centers

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A new regulation being considered by the Mississippi Department of Health might require Mississippi child-care centers to have full-service kitchens.

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EPA’s power plan snubs Montana’s state-led improvements

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Montana, Regulations, State Government, U.S. House, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the agency may view Montana’s regulatory progress as a glass half-empty.

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Progressives look to harness consumer hate of cable companies

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  National, News, Public Utilities, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Progressive activists can feel your anger towards your Internet service provider.

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Colorado’s advisory fracking commission announced

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Politics, Regulations, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Hickenlooper names members of fracking commission. Does it mean more restrictions on fracking, yet protect the interests of the well-off and connected?

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Mississippi Public Service Commission turns up heat on power associations

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Public Utilities, Regulations, State Politics  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
The Mississippi Public Service Commission has put power associations on notice. Quit hoarding excess money.
The three-member commission voted unanimously Tuesday to empower the legal staff and the separate Public Utilities Staff to look into the finances of the state’s power associations and issue a report, scheduled for October’s meeting.
Northern District Commissioner [...]

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Mississippi school districts expand free lunch program

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Earmarks, Government Waste, Mississippi, Regulations, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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There’s an old saying that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, there is and more kids in Mississippi are going to be receiving a benefit from the federal government’s National School Lunch Program.

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