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UPDATE: Union vote at Nissan plant set for Aug. 3-4

Workers at Nissan Motor Co.’s Mississippi plant will decide on Aug. 3 and 4 whether the United Auto Workers will represent them. The company and the UAW said Monday that they agree on the dates, subject to National Labor Relations Board approval. Workers favoring the union say collective bargaining would improve pay and working conditions. Nissan management opposes the UAW, ...

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Will Wicker face McDaniel challenge in 2018 Senate race?

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal In the summer of 2014, little-known state Sen. Chris McDaniel came within a political eye lash (one-half percent or 1,720 votes) of defeating the iconic Thad Cochran and putting himself in position to be Mississippi’s next U.S. senator. But McDaniel failed to garner a majority vote in that hot and contentious June Republican Party ...

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Jackson has lowest gas prices in America

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell about a penny nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.31. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop comes amid plentiful supplies of both crude oil and gasoline. She says gas prices have declined more than 15 cents since April. Gas in San Francisco ...

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CenterPoint to raise rates on Mississippi gas customers

Customers of Mississippi’s second-largest natural gas supplier will see bills rise about 3 percent. The Public Service Commission approved a rate increase Thursday for Houston-based Centerpoint Energy. A typical residential customer will see their bill rise by $1.21 a month to $40.34, according to regulatory documents, including a 60-cent increase in the monthly base charge. CenterPoint’s total revenue from all ...

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Atmos to buy natural gas system from Mississippi town

Atmos Energy Corp. will buy a Mississippi town’s natural gas system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Thursday to approve Atmos’ purchase from the Madison County town of Flora for $602,000. Rates and service will not change on the system, which has 1,300 customers in Madison and Hinds counties. Atmos and its predecessor have been leasing and operating Flora’s natural ...

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Mississippi already shares some voter info with other states

Mississippi’s top elections official says he is consistent by sharing some voter information with other states while also telling a national group to “jump in the Gulf of Mexico” as it requests similar data. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann told The Associated Press on Friday that Mississippi has participated since at least 2009 in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program . Thirty ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Do Republicans really care about debt reduction?

So, is reducing the national debt still the priority concern for Republican leaders?   Remember the rhetoric:   “The national debt threatens our way of life; it threatens the value of our national currency; and it threatens our ability to pay for entitlements that millions of Americans depend on,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2009. And that’s why ...

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Analysis: Faces, usually not parties, change in 4-year term

Some faces may change in the Mississippi Legislature during a four-year term, but parties often don’t. The 52 senators and 122 representatives might want to look at their colleagues on inauguration day. Most will still be at the Capitol at the end of the term. Because of resignations or death, some will not. Legislators are approaching the midpoint of the ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 awards in MPA newspaper contest

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including six first place awards and finished first in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in Biloxi. The MBJ competed in the Weekly Division F category along with other small weeklies in the MPA contest. Contest entries were from newspapers in Mississippi for work published in 2016. It was the ...

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Mississippi’s largest solar facility begins generating power

Mississippi’s largest solar power installation is now making electricity. Mississippi Power Co. is contracted to buy electricity for 25 years from the $100 million Lamar County facility, owned by D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments. Leaders of D.E. Shaw and Mississippi Power, as well as former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, gathered Friday to dedicate the 600-acre facility, which began sending electricity to ...

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