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Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The regulations are open for public ...

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Eminent domain appeal window unclear

On Oct. 22, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann certified that Farm Bureau’s petition to eliminate the use of eminent domain for private development had enough signatures for the initiative to appear on the statewide ballot in 2011. Hosemann’s certification amounts to an administrative ruling, and if Mississippi’s rules for administrative appeals apply, any legal challenge to Farm Bureau’s initiative would ...

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Hosemann handed 118,000 signatures

JACKSON — One hundred nineteen thousand signatures of registered Mississippi voters landed at Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office last Thursday morning. They all oppose government taking private property and handing it to another private person. If Hosemann’s office certifies the signatures as belonging to people who are registered to vote in Mississippi, voters will decide the issue in ...

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