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MBJ EDITORIAL: Big questions for Kemper County coal plant come down to who knew what and when

by Published: December 15,2011

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In May of 2010 we wrote, “For better or worse, the economic future for the next 40 years in southeastern Mississippi will be greatly impacted by the decision of Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. “ Justices with the Mississippi Supreme Court may be asking now how he came to his decision when he changed his […] [...]

Former Gov. Bill Waller dies

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., 85, died Wednesday. On Tuesday Waller was admitted to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, his law office confirmed. Waller served as governor from 1972-76 — a time when Mississippi governors were limited to one term. He ran unsuccessfully for the state’s highest office in 1967, but went […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Rate increase of 11.35 percent just the beginning in regard to Kemper

by Published: November 17,2011

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It was only a matter of time before Mississippi Power Company started raising the rates on its customers to pay for the $2.88 billion Kemper County coal plant. So, last week MPC filed documents with state regulators — the Public Service Commission — for a requested rate increase of 11.35 percent. The Commission has the […] [...]

Barbour, lawmakers set FY2013 spending at $4.6B

Gov. Haley Barbour and key legislative leaders have decided the Legislature will have $4.6 billion to spend in fiscal 2013 that begins next July 1. As usually happens, the figure could change dramatically before lawmakers complete the 2012 session in May. It represents the first framework for the budget — an estimate of how much […] [...]

Supreme court will hear Kemper Coal Plant arguments

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Sierra Club challenging the state Public Service Commission’s approval of the project in Kemper County by Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power has started construction of the $2.4 billion coal plant. Oral arguments are scheduled for Dec. 14. The suit was filed and heard in Harrison County […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Gov. Barbour shows thoughtful leadership on Initiative 26

Gov. Haley Barbour’s comments last week that he has concerns over ballot Initiative 26 that seeks to define a “person” in state law should be all we need to hear as we go to the polls this week. There is no question where Barbour stands on abortion as a conservative Republican who was on the […] [...]

Read the October 10th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough examines the explosion of solar companies in Mississippi and whether the companies can keep up with the technology. Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies Also in this week’s paper: >> ‘YES ON 26’ […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Legislature sets flame to money with handout to zoo

Mississippi will be throwing good money after bad when it chucks $1.3 million at the Jackson Zoo. The state Bond Commission last week unanimously approved the sale of $354 million in tax-exempt bonds for which the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will get $40 million together in bond funding. However, […] [...]

Cellular South announces change to C Spire Wireless

On Monday, Cellular South will get a new name — C Spire Wireless — and the company says it will also beome the nation’s first wireless provider to introduce personalized wireless services. “We have entered a new era in wireless – an era centered on broadband networks, mobile computing devices and now personalized services. Completing […] [...]

Expert: Economic growth to be ‘incredibly slow’

by Published: September 21,2011

Tags: budget, economy, recession

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi will have anemic economic growth this year and next, an expert told lawmakers yesterday. State economist Darrin Webb said economic conditions in the state and nation have deteriorated the past six months. The earthquake in Japan and an increase in oil prices during the spring sparked the uncertainty, and that was […] [...]

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