It is easy to think that it would be good to get professional service from someone who is government-certified. Licensing and certification seem to add an official stamp of approval, as it were, that a person is reliable and capable of doing a job (though this may not always be the case). But a closer […]
It’s funny how someone spending only $200 to promote a political issue could have been obliged to spend extra just for legal counsel. And it is hard not to conclude that such technical laws are put in place to discourage regular people who just want to promote their ideas. What happens if you pay more […]
Could the 1st Amendment ever lose its prominence and thus allow individuals less freedom in their religious activities? If so, how will this affect the state of Mississippi, which has regularly been found to be the most religious state in the union? The American Founders viewed freedom of religion as an important part of society, […]
KiOR–a Texas-based biofuels company with a plant in Columbus, Miss., which received a $75 million interest-free loan from the state–appears to be putting its plans for a second facility in Natchez in hold, the Natchez Democrat reports. KiOR–a Texas-based biofuels company with a plant in Columbus, Miss., which received a $75 million interest-free loan from […]
To Civil War buffs the irony is clear – on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Power (MP) is a company under heavy siege.
New federal audit says federal funds were used for land buys and projects that benefited family, friends and associates of former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Director Bill Walker. Since October 2012, the Sun Herald has reviewed thousands of public records, faithfully reporting about cronyism and abuse at Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources as revealed […]
Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session tomorrow so legislators can approve an incentive package announced for an automaker looking to locate in West Point. Editor and Publisher of The Greenwood Commonwealth, Tim Kalich, writes that — regardless of details — the incentive package that is proposed is likely to be approved. Mississippi does […]
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that a bipartisan group of legislators, including Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, Sen. Buck Clark, R-Hollandale, Sen. Terry Burton, R-Newton, and Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, support a resolution introduced by Blount that would “make it more difficult to pass special-interest tax exemptions without information about how much the breaks would […]
There is a better solution that the parable’s Billy Frank would agree with. The Kemper project includes an 800-megawatt combined cycle plant that burns syngas from coal or natural gas.
The Kemper County Coal Gasification plant has been a controversial project since 2009. The two big reasons are the enormous cost for ratepayers — $2.4 billion — and the fact that MP won’t guarantee the plant’s technology will even work.