What's the Future of Religion in America?

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, […]

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KiOR putting Natchez facility on hold?

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 […]

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Investigation of DMR cronyism continues

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 […]

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Editorial: Automaker incentives likely to be approved

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 […]

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Editorial: Bipartisan group wants analysis on special-interest tax breaks

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 […]

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