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Miss. rolls dice by making high-risk wagers on green energy with taxpayer money

FROM TREES TO FUEL: KiOR’s Columbus , Mississippi plant is designed to turn biomass into gasoline and diesel fuel. PHOTO BY: KiOR Companies have placed high-risk wagers with Mississippi tax dollars on green energy. Now, those bets are coming due.   FROM TREES TO FUEL: KiOR’s Columbus, Mississippi plant is designed to turn biomass into […]

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Mississippi readily hands out taxpayer money to lure industry

Where does it stop? Who’s next…Mississippi’s state government has handed out taxpayer money like Santa Claus to businesses, either to relocate or expand in the Magnolia State. Mississippi’s state government has handed out taxpayer money like Santa Claus to businesses, either to relocate or expand in the Magnolia State. Cooper Tire and Yokohama Tire are two […]

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Slippery slope of tax breaks

A new bargaining chip…Instead of promising to add jobs, which was the traditional way that such incentives were rationalized in the past, it’s now, “Give us the money if you want to keep the jobs you already have.” Last year around this time, Mississippi announced that it would be giving Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama Tire […]

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