MEC tells part of the MISO story. See “The untold Entergy story” for the rest of the story.
Recently Entergy Mississippi’s VP Public Relations said in a letter to the editor that I had “… conveniently missed one of the biggest stories in Mississippi electric utility history.”…well…Here’s the “rest of the story.”
There were thousands of college commencement speeches around the country this year for the Class of 2015. But there was one missing — one very truthful, funny and witty speech that graduates should’ve heard, but didn’t. Well, here it is, spoken by George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Washington Post.
Mississippi Power ‘s Kemper Project integrated gasification power plant is likely the most controversial energy project in state history.
“It’s noble to be good, and it’s nobler to teach others to be good and less trouble.” Mark Twain’s words might be rephrased as: “It’s better and easier to do good in someone else’s neighborhood.”
Here’s a damaging fact and an alarming heads up. The 5,888 jobs lost in Mississippi Power’s service area following the 18% rate increase are just the beginning. Bigger rate increases are coming if customers pay for Kemper’s
“The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects gas prices to rise to $4.88 in real terms by 2020, and $7.85 by 2040.” (Kemper’s $21 fuel gas from lignite not looking too good.)
State Sen. Will Longwitz, R-Madison — who represents an area of northeast Jackson with several of the houses — has called for the MDMH to terminate the federal grant and find another contractor to perform recovery services for addicts.
If the experience with the nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification power plant is any guide, Mississippi Power has a steep learning curve ahead as it tries to bring its troubled Kemper Project power plant into operation. By Steve Wilson / March 20, 2015 / www.mississippiwatchdog.org Photo Credit: The Southern Company If the experience with the […]
The state auditor needs to be given the statutory authority to investigate any non-profit organization receiving taxpayer funds. The taxpayer funds given to non-profits and all associated documentation should be subject to open records laws.
Government’s purpose is to provide essential services to the citizens it serves, such as roads, police and fire protection. When government gambles with taxpayer funds outside of its purview, it isn’t policymakers and the officials of the companies who suffer for their failures. It’s always the taxpayer left paying the bill.
The interests of both consumers and future business owners could be served even better if most occupational licensing boards were phased out. Consumers would receive more choices in the marketplace, while burdensome regulations would free citizens to start more businesses.
Re-authorized tourism taxes need a mandate from the citizens paying the tax and the legislature shouldn’t be in the business of retroactively allowing cities and counties to collect expired taxes. Anything less is not in keeping with the values of an elected republic.
The summary statement for the 2018 legislative session: not many good things, not many bad things. Sometimes, that’s the best we taxpayers can hope for. But it’s not what we should expect.
It took less than 15 years for Facebook to rocket from a Harvard dorm room to one of the most valuable companies on the planet. Now in just one week it has lost more than $52 billion in market value. This begs several questions. Do friends and friends of friends want to be surveilled? Is […]
The MS River – Winning At the height of the nuclear arms race, the US and the old USSR reached stalemate. Mutually Assured Destruction. Each side could destroy the other. So, neither launched the first missile. Both eventually reduced their arsenals. No nuclear disasters so far. (“Dr. Strangelove” was fiction.) There is an older arms […]
Opponents of Medicaid Managed Care in Mississippi have consistently used a narrative that says the two managed care companies currently providing services for the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) are making a considerable profit and sending those dollars out of state. The phrase often heard is, “they are loading all those trucks up with money […]
Have flood control projects actually made flooding worse? Yes. Floods are higher, longer, and more frequent than ever. Despite the Corps’ Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries Project authorized in 1928. Which the Corps says has prevented a trillion dollars of flood damage from levee failures that haven’t happened.
The list below includes a few of the bills Bigger Pie Forum has been following this session that you might not read about elsewhere.