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GE: Solar cheaper than fossil power in 5 yrs

By Amy McCullough I was recently shocked to read a Bloomberg story titled, “GE Sees Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Power in Five Years.” General Electric Company’s global research director said, “If we can get solar at 15 cents a kilowatt-hour or lower, which I’m hopeful that we will do, you’re going to have a lot of people that are going ...

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House majority whip Moss retiring from Legislature

CORINTH — State House majority whip Harvey Moss says he will retire from the Legislature after 28 years, defending what he called a legacy of fighting for conservative morals and leading key legislation that improved the state’s economy. Moss first took his seat in 1984 and counts the 1987 transportation bill — a highway expansion funded by a five-cent tax ...

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Hosemann to fight redistricting battle to 'final conclusion'

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has responded to the NAACP’s announcement that it would appeal the ruling of a three-judge federal panel concerning redistricting. Hosemann wrote in a statement: “A month ago, the federal court sided in our favor to follow the state constitution and give our elected lawmakers another year to finish the redistricting process. The court ...

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Realtor group endorses Bryant for governor

JACKSON — Yesterday, Phil Bryant’s campaign for governor received another key, pro-business endorsement at a news conference in Jackson. The Mississippi Association of Realtors formally endorsed Bryant citing his proven record of conservative, pro-business leadership. Dee Denton, president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, said, “Phil also understands that good government is key to helping more Mississippians achieve the American ...

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Aldridge: Speed's lawsuit 'quite upsetting'

JACKSON — Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, has released a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by Leland Speed, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, to stop a vote on eminent domain. Speed filed the lawsuit as an individual, not as leader of the MDA. Aldridge wrote: “I appreciate Leland Speed’s efforts ...

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Getting off the bottom

As the historic crest of the Mississippi River rolled past the Delta last month, the catfish industry started breathing a little easier. If the Yazoo Backwater Levee had failed, practically the entire catfish industry in Mississippi would have been underwater, and after a decade of struggles, could have meant the industry’s death. Even if the levee held, some forecasted nearly ...

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