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Commission okays businessman’s campaign contribution

OCEAN SPRINGS — The executive director of the Mississippi Ethics Commission says Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran did not violate the state’s ethics code when she accepted a campaign contribution from a businessman whose company has a contract with the city. The Sun Herald reports the $10,000 contribution was questioned during the Dec. 4 Board […] [...]

Commission grants license to Magnolia Bluffs Casino

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has granted a gaming license to Magnolia Bluffs Casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the commission granted the approval yesterday during its meeting at the Natchez Grand Hotel. The casino, which is scheduled to open Dec. 21, has been nearly six years in the making. The casino first received site […] [...]

Casino officials to ask Commission for gaming license

NATCHEZ — Magnolia Bluffs Casino representatives will appear before the Mississippi Gaming Commission seeking approval of a gaming license for the casino. MGC executive director Allen Godfrey tells The Natchez Democrat the commission will also decide whether to approve applications for findings of suitability for stakeholders in the casino. The suitability investigations are standard procedure […] [...]

PSC, councilmen approve Entergy to join MISO

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. has won the final approvals needed to join a regional electrical transmission group. The Mississippi Public Service Commission and New Orleans City Council both voted to allow the New Orleans-based utility to move ahead. Regulators in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas had already approved the move. Entergy says it will join MISO, […] [...]

Hosemann pushes for streamlining boards, commissions

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies. In his inaugural State of the State speech in January, Gov. Phil Bryant asked Hosemann, whose office maintains the state’s records, to make recommendations “on possible termination or consolidation” of boards […] [...]

Board cannot decide whether to continue raising state port

GULFPORT — The state port’s five-member board has set a third special meeting because members were unable to decide in two previous sessions whether the port should continue elevation of the West Pier from 10 feet to 25 feet above sea level. Commissioner Jim Simpson told The Sun Herald port consultants indicated tenants will evacuate […] [...]

Commission suspends real estate broker’s license

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Real Estate Commission has suspended DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts’ broker’s license for a year after finding he violated state real estate laws during a land deal with the city of Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports the commission entered into an agreement with Roberts. The commission said it launched the investigation […] [...]

Commissioners to determine whether to raise port elevation

GULFPORT — The Board of Commissioners for the state Port of Gulfport will decide later this month whether to move forward with plans to elevate the west pier 25 feet above sea level. Port director Don Allee told the Harrison County Board of Supervisors the plans for elevation will continue until commissioners decide otherwise. He […] [...]

Full House approved to own Silver Slipper’s license

BAY ST. LOUIS — According to Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts, the Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the company to own a Mississippi gaming licensee. The finding of suitability should enable the company to close on its acquisition of the Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC, the entity operating the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. […] [...]

Commission sides with newspaper in school test-cheating probe

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi Ethics Commission has sided with the Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper and says the state Department of Education should hand over documents from any probe of possible cheating on achievement tests in Leflore County. In a non-binding opinion issued last Friday, the Ethics Commission agreed with the newspaper that such documents are public […] [...]

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