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MS River Flooding
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Mississippi River Flooding

Time to change the flood control plan – before it’s too late.

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Aaron Rice of MJI
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Eyebrow Threading in Mississippi – Regulatory Burdens by the MS State Board of Cosmetology

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Kemper County Lignite Plant
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The Kemper Plant

The Kemper clean lignite project is a cancer in Mississippi’s economy.

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Recent Commentary

Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann in Vicksburg August 2019

Concerns about the detrimental effects occurring in the Mississippi Sound due to the freshwater intrusion from opening the Bonnet Carré Spillway this year coupled with the USACE’s decision to not open the Morganza Floodway prompts Secretary Hosemann to urge the Corps. of Engineers to find alternatives to the current operation.

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State Regulations Pose Formidable Barriers to Entry in the Pest Control Industry

Mississippi has a semi-tropical climate that provides a long growing season that’s friendly to both humans and the pests that bug them.  It should be fertile ground for people in the business of pest control, but the state’s regulations pose formidable barriers to entry such as an excessive education requirement for pest control applicators.

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2019 Mississippi River Flood: One for the Records

If there were a Hall of Infamy for Mississippi River Floods, 2019 would certainly be the in the top 1 or 2 of the past century.  Thankfully, most of the levee system held so 2019 was perhaps not as dramatic as 1927 but damage was widespread and extensive.  Higher water for longer equals higher odds of greater damage and loss in the future.

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The Mississippi Lottery

When Mississippi finally enacted a lottery in August 2018, the reason that lawmakers went along with the controversial proposal was to generate revenue to help deal with the state’s infrastructure.

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Government Transparency? Be Prepared To Fight for FOIA Records

Transparency is the hallmark of a government that is for the people and by the people. The best way for citizens (not just media) to take a look beneath the hood to see the inner workings of government is the Freedom of Information Act request under the Mississippi Public Records Act — but keeping a check on government requires vigilance.

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If the Mississippi River Won’t Drain, Pull the Drain Plug

Since 2016, Bigger Pie (BPF) has warned repeatedly that water reaches the Lower Mississippi River (MSR) faster than it can get out to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Isn’t it time to either remove the plugs in the Lower MSR or to open the other drain —Old River Control Structure?

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Mississippi River Flooding Charts

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Charts indicating the frequency for flooding in pre- and post-1973 at various points along the Mississippi River.

Wednesday November 27th, 2019

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This is eye-opening Mississippi.

State Auditor Shad White gives Mississippi a glimpse at how we're spending our education dollars.

Administration costs outside the classroom are ever-increasing and eating away at our dollars that could to be used for students inside the classroom.
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