For the first time since the Mississippi Open Meetings law was enacted in 1976, two governmental bodies are appealing decisions handed down by the Mississippi Ethics Commission in cases involving a Columbus newspaper and a citizen of Lauderdale County.
State Sen. Will Longwitz, R-Madison — who represents an area of northeast Jackson with several of the houses — has called for the MDMH to terminate the federal grant and find another contractor to perform recovery services for addicts.
Some lessons for Mississippi too. By Jeffrey Dorfman | February 16, 2015 | www.realclearmarkets.com President Jimmy Carter is generally considered the worst president since World War II (and perhaps for a much longer period of American history), so you might wonder what lessons candidates can learn from him. Yet, there are many lessons for the crop of candidates […]
“Does a steady gravy train of state/taxpayer advertising money turn media watchdogs into lapdogs?” By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog | September 3, 2014 A Mississippi radio group is an all-too-frequent feeder at the state trough. TeleSouth Communications, which owns 14 radio stations throughout the state and broadcasts the SuperTalk Mississippi network, has received $8,229,294.45 in advertising […]
Even though some regulations may be necessary in life, have we gone overboard in making so many rules? Could the very rules that were supposedly made to protect us end up hurting us by their negative repercussions? Do the costs of regulations outweigh the benefits? That is an issue addressed by policy expert Paul Driessen […]