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Shadrack White

Attorney General’s Financial Literacy Program

Mississippi’s Attorney General is suing companies and reaching settlements that funnel money to his favorite pet projects – such as the Financial Literacy Program. The Clarion Ledger ran an opinion piece outlining how those settlements violated the state constitution and were bad policy.

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Mississippi governor signs civil asset forfeiture reform bill into law

A Bigger Pie View – Civil Asset Forfeiture

Mississippi is now the 18th state to pass civil asset forfeiture reform.

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The Mississippi State Capitol

Movie subsidy bill dies, brewer sales bill lives in Mississippi Legislature

Filmmakers coming to Mississippi will no longer receive a handout from taxpayers and Magnolia State brewers moved closer to being able to sell their beer on site.

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Wallace Dabbs, Guest columnist 

State-owned properties starve cities of taxes: Column

In a recent edition of The Clarion-Ledger, state Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, suggested that the state buy more buildings in Jackson instead of leasing office space for state employees from private landlords.

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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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