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PSC Tilts the Scales Toward the Consumer
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A Consumer Advocate

Changing Mississippi's Regulation of Utilities

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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

Feasibility Study – A Foregone Conclusion

When a city hires a consultant to perform a feasibility study for a stadium or a convention center, it's obvious that the result is a foregone conclusion.  The game at hand is not football or baseball, but cronyism.
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Mississippi’s Recent Infrastructure Package

The Mississippi Legislature applied a bandage to the state's infrastructure funding woes with a recent infrastructure package that includes some bond issues and the redirection of use tax revenue to cities and counties. But to close a long-term wound, the Legislature might have some problems to solve that aren't of its making.
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Mississippi Lottery Expectations

Now that we have a lottery, will it be a benefit to the state's bottom line? The guess is that the lottery will make about $80 million per year for state taxpayers, once prizes, seller commissions and other costs are taken into account.
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Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi Natural Gas Deal

The recent revelation that the Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi is contemplating a 31-year purchase of natural gas for $800 million and funded likely by state-backed bonds is proof that the Legislature needs to exercise more oversight of its creations.
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Mississippi’s PSC Faces Confidential Data Issues in the IRP Rule

The Kemper Plant was designed to maximize capital investment so as to maximize the company's rate of return on capital from ratepayers in the form of rate hikes. Confidentiality of certain key documents played a major role in the plant clearing several early regulatory hurdles. Changing the process by which documents are kept out of the public eye will be essential to preventing another Kemper like disaster from happening again.
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BPF Motion for Leave To File Supplemental Testimony of Erik Randolph

BPF's Supplemental Testimony by Mr. Erik Randolph was filed with the PSC on August 23rd.
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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.