Mississippi’s individual legislators have no staff and are dependent on an army of lobbyists to inform them about particular bills and appropriations.
Has the propensity for corruption among regulators waned in the past 28 years?
Bigger Pie has been advocating for the reform of Mississippi’s very lax campaign fund raising, spending and reporting laws for some time. We applaud the current reform efforts as covered in this Clarion Ledger article but reserve congratulations until we see the final product and read the fine print.
By Steve Wilson / April 13, 2016 / www.MississippiWatchdog.org Mississippi has provided millions in tax breaks and subsidies in the past few decades to lure new industries such as Nissan, Toyota and Yokohama Tire, and to induce those already in the state to expand. State taxpayers help pay for movie production costs, give developers incentives to build shopping centers for […]
For many Mississippi politicians, campaign funds have become personal expense accounts or a second income.
On a single day’s notice, the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill that will give two private corporations $274 million, along with hundreds of millions in tax incentives.