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Posey not running for re-election to Miss. PSC

JACKSON — Lynn Posey said Tuesday that he won’t seek a third term as the central district member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Posey, of Union Church, was elected to the three-person utility regulation board in 2007 and 2011. He served 20 years in the state Senate, chairing the Wildlife Committee 16 years. He switched from Democrat to Republican ...

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Rep. Brown says he will run for Posey's seat on PSC

JACKSON — Democratic state Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson said yesterday that he’s running in 2015 for a seat on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the three-member board that regulates utilities. Brown, 70, said he will seek the central district seat that is held by Republican Lynn Posey, a former state senator from Union Church. Posey could not immediately be ...

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MBJ Editorial: Legislature missed a great opportunity

After weeks of slow and steady progress under the Capitol dome, the Mississippi Legislature was in position to accomplish a rare feat in today’s highly partisan political atmosphere.  Despite the sabre rattling and public pronouncements of those clamoring for a costly court fight, the redistricting process was reduced to a single Senate vote. It represented a singular opportunity for the ...

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MCPP President On Redistricting

JACKSON- Mississippi Center for Public Policy president Forest Thigpen comments Wednesday on current redistricting legislation at the Mississippi State Capitol. This is the first in a special series of interviews with Thigpen.

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Funding university research

Going back two decades, Mississippi’s current and former senators have distinguished themselves as masters of the earmark system. One of the primary beneficiaries of that targeted federal money has been the various research departments of the state’s colleges, universities and community colleges. That spigot most likely won’t flow like it once did, now that the Republican congressional leadership has enacted ...

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Read their lips: No new taxes

Officials made feelings known in speeches at MEC’s annual event Mississippi’s statewide elected officials each spoke for about 10 minutes at last Thursday’s Hobnob. They all said pretty much the same thing: The state’s budget for fiscal year 2012 will be among the leanest the state has had in generations, and raising taxes on anything or anybody is no way ...

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U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge Dedication

GREENVILLE- State lawmakers, transportation officials, and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation gathered in Greenville to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge, a massive structure that will connect Greenville, Miss. with Lake Village, Ark. and provide major economic development for the region.

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