The Mississippi Legislature is choosing sides in the fight between Mississippi’s Attorney General and Public Service Commission. The fight is over $600 million of over-charges by Entergy Mississippi to its customers for high cost electricity from its sister companies in other states.
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.
On February 29, an article in Forbes came out with an article detailing a US 2nd District Court opinion that involved Mississippi litigation outsourced by Jim Hood that involved a lawsuit involving an alleged kickback scheme.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann wants to close a campaign finance loophole that allows candidates and elected officials to record disbursements to credit cards and online payment services such as PayPal on their campaign finance statements without any itemization.
Mississippi’s general election, set for Nov. 3, should see runaway races at the top of the ticket, and a chance for the Republican Party to make a clean sweep if it can retake the office of the state’s highest law enforcement officer.