According to data from the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi, the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) given to retirees, often in a year-ending lump sum known as the “13th check,” is threatening to hollow out the pension fund’s finances.
Mississippi’s Attorney General is suing companies and reaching settlements that funnel money to his favorite pet projects – such as the Financial Literacy Program. The Clarion Ledger ran an opinion piece outlining how those settlements violated the state constitution and were bad policy.
Urban Flash Floods Part I: Who Is at Fault? Flooding in urban settings is a complex and tricky issue for regulators, whether it is at the local, county or state level. Flash flooding can become especially contentious when failure to install retention ponds in one jurisdiction exacerbates flash flooding in a different jurisdiction downstream.
Mississippi is now the 18th state to pass civil asset forfeiture reform.
Civil asset forfeiture might be one issue where the opposite ends of the political spectrum can find agreement and Mississippi is one of the nation’s leaders on this issue.
Filmmakers coming to Mississippi will no longer receive a handout from taxpayers and Magnolia State brewers moved closer to being able to sell their beer on site.
In a recent edition of The Clarion-Ledger, state Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, suggested that the state buy more buildings in Jackson instead of leasing office space for state employees from private landlords.
When Mississippi Power needs something from the Legislature, it isn’t bashful about spending the lobbying dollars needed to get it done.
The Secretary is responsible for campaign finance reporting. It’s not working. But he seems to ignore the problems.
That may be why people who mistrust government are staunch supporters of freedom of the press and the right of citizens to bear arms.