Mississippi governor signs three anti-union bills

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Mississippi, State House, State Politics, State Senate, unions  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: The state of Mississippi

Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed three anti-union bills into law Wednesday.

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State spending, federal aid make for a shaky partnership

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, News, public sector, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Stimulus  /  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

There are two trend lines in Mississippi’s budgets from year to year. One is the ever-increasing amount of money the state government spends. The other is the percentage of the state’s revenues that come from the federal government that keeps going up.

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OMG! Mississippi fails to pass texting while driving ban

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  law enforcement, Media, Mississippi, News, State House, State Politics, State Senate, transportation, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Intel Free Press

Mississippi is one of only seven states without a texting while driving ban.

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Mississippi still spending, despite GOP control

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Affordable Care Act, Budget, law enforcement, Medicaid, State House, State Politics, State Senate, Taxes, Transparency, Uncategorized  /  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

Mississippi’s state budget grew for the third straight year for fiscal year 2015. The state will spend $6 billion in the fiscal year that starts July 1, an increase of 18 percent from last year’s budget.

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Kemper Project costs rise another $177 million

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Business, Capitalism, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental, Global warming/climate change, Mississippi, News, Politics, State House, State Lobbying, State Politics, State Senate, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

UP, UP AND AWAY: Costs continue to rise on the Kemper Project, a power plant designed to convert lignite coal into natural gas-like syngas to feed its generators. PHOTO BY: SOUTHERN COMPANY

Mississippi Power said its Kemper power plant project will cost another $177 million and that ratepayers won’t be footing the bill.

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