Mississippi pension fund heads for final ‘Jeopardy’

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, National, News, Pensions, State House, State Politics, State Senate  /  No Comments

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We’ll take pension reform for a thousand.

Make no mistake, Mississippi is playing “Jeopardy” with its retirement fund.

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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

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

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

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Raft of new Mississippi laws now in effect

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Earmarks, Legislature, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, News, Politics, State House, State Politics, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

FLYING HIGH: Mississippi's state budget has the highest percentage of federal funds by any state, according to a recent report. PHOTO BY: CREATIVE COMMONS

Each July 1, all of the laws passed by the Mississippi Legislature go into effect. Here are some of the laws that went live Tuesday.

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State auditor: Mississippi working to erase ‘corruption’ label

By   /  July 1, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, News, Politics, State Elections, State House, State Politics, Transparency  /  No Comments

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A recent study labeled Mississippi as the nation’s most corrupt state, but state auditor Stacey Pickering says it should get credit for its efforts to fight corruption.

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Dozens of Mississippi officials skirt records law

By   /  June 17, 2014  /  Mississippi, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Transparency  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: State of Mississippi

Some politicians in Mississippi are skirting the law when it comes to filing their personal economic statements.

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State of corruption: Mississippi worst in the nation

By   /  June 13, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Kentucky, Legislature, Lobbying, Local Government, Local News, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, Tennessee, transportation, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

WELCOME, WHERE'S YOUR MONEY: Thoroughfares, including Interstate 20, i-59 and I-10 in Mississippi could have toll booths if a White House transportation bill passes, opening the way for tolls on America's interstates.

Mississippi has finally got a top ranking among the states. Problem is, it’s an achievement the state can do without.

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