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Mississippi radio group has gotten $8 million from taxpayers

“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 […]

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Does Occupational Licensing Help Us?

It is easy to think that it would be good to get professional service from someone who is government-certified. Licensing and certification seem to add an official stamp of approval, as it were, that a person is reliable and capable of doing a job (though this may not always be the case). But a closer […]

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Commissioner says no to Mississippi Power charging customers for MEI payment

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley argues that the Commission should not allow Mississippi Power Company to charge ratepayers $45,000 it paid for membership with the Mississippi Energy Institute, because he considers the Institute a lobbying group. At the most recent Public Service Commission meeting, Commissioner Brandon Presley raised the issue of Mississippi Power Company seeking […]

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