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Levee Board proposes tax hike to cover expenses from 2011 flood

GREENVILLE — The board of the Mississippi Levee Commissioners has proposed a property tax increase to cover expenses from last spring’s flood. Peter Nimrod, chief engineer for the levee board, tells the Delta Democrat Timesthe increase is small. He says the tax on a $50,000 home would increase from $13.20 a year to $14.50 annually. “It’s not a whole lot, ...

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Utility Authority seeking input from officials on proposed rate increase

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority is asking officials in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, Horn Lake and Walls to comment on a proposed rate increase. The Commercial Appeal reports the proposal calls for a 20-cent rate hike to help cover an increase of about $511,000, tied to operating costs and construction, over this year’s $6 million budget. Consulting ...

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PSC votes unanimously to deny Mississippi Power's proposed rate hike

Public Service Commissioners voted 3-0 Friday morning to deny a rate increase proposed by Mississippi Power Co. for the Kemper County coal plant. The company had asked for a 13 percent rate increase that would have lasted until the end of 2012. In their denial, commissioners said they would not consider rate increases associated with the plant until litigation surrounding ...

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AP analyzes impact of Mississippi Power's proposed rate increase

KEMPER COUNTY — Regulators meeting Friday could allow Mississippi Power Co. to collect an additional $58.6 million in the last six months of 2012. That would start paying for the $2.76 billion power plant the company is building in Kemper County. Filings made Thursday with the Public Service Commission show that the average residential customer’s bill could go up $15 ...

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Miss. Power wants another rate increase

By Amy McCullough Here we go again. The Kemper County clean coal plant got approved this summer, but Mississippi Power Company (MPC) and the state Public Service Commission are still continuing the coal vs. natural gas debate that we first began writing about in December 2009. This time the subject is MPC’s coal-fired Plant Daniel in Jackson County. If that ...

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Entergy to raise patrons’ light bills

Increase to begin during the summer The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted this month for an administrative change, which will add at least $10 million to Entergy Mississippi’s customers’ rates. The increase will be collected during the course of a year, beginning this summer. Entergy Mississippi serves approximately 433,000 people in 45 counties in southwestern Mississippi. Commissioner and chairman Brandon Presley ...

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