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Medical Marijuana MS 2020

The Real Story of Initiative 65

by BPF Published October 29, 2020 Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A each propose an amendment to the Mississippi constitution related to the medical use of marijuana. That is, for the most part, where their similarity ends.

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Mississippi Power Headquarters

Mississippi Power play: Utility isn’t reluctant to flex political muscle in Legislature

When Mississippi Power needs something from the Legislature, it isn’t bashful about spending the lobbying dollars needed to get it done.

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Pension

Mississippi’s pension crisis explained in four charts

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is in serious jeopardy, as the number of retirees increase and the unfunded liabilities continue to grow.

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Ostrich

A frugal ostrich named Gilbert

The Secretary is responsible for campaign finance reporting. It’s not working. But he seems to ignore the problems.

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Trust

Earned mistrust

That may be why people who mistrust government are staunch supporters of freedom of the press and the right of citizens to bear arms.

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Jackson Airport

Jackson International Airport – the rest of the story

In 87 years of operations, Jackson’s airports have never suffered a hi-jacking, but that streak may be about to end.

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Mark Twain

Good intentions

“It’s noble to be good, and it’s nobler to teach others to be good and less trouble.” Mark Twain’s words might be rephrased as: “It’s better and easier to do good in someone else’s neighborhood.”

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