One-vendor broadband contract represents sweetheart deal

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Mississippi, Public Utilities, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Eagle-NET is providing unfair competition to smaller companies, critics say

Sweetheart deals don’t get any better than this.

A 10-year contract with no competition gets a two-year extension, even before the contract expires.

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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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Tax incentives play heavy role in Mississippi solar power

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, Misuse of funds, News, State Politics, Technology, venture capital, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Stion

Entergy is dipping its proverbial toes into the solar power waters with a new experimental project in Mississippi, and the company may raise its rates, as well.

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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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Federally subsidized air service strains meaning of ‘essential’

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Economy, Mississippi, News, transportation, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: SeaPort Airlines

Federally subsidized air service is essential to some communities, but not to others.

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Airlines vie for federally subsidized routes in Mississippi

By   /  June 6, 2014  /  Alabama, Economy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations, transportation, U.S. House, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: SeaPort Airlines

Several airlines are vying to take over federally subsidized routes in Mississippi under the Essential Air Service program

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