Top 10 crony capitalism deals in Mississippi

UP, UP AND AWAY: Megadeals with companies and the state of Mississippi have become a part of the state’s financial landscape. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog A big part of Mississippi’s political landscape has been its willingness to use massive government incentives to lure business. Here’s 10 of the state’s most expensive and sometimes most notorious incentive […]

State Auditor’s Office, Mississippi Military Department Announce Arrest Of Civilian Employee At Youth Challenge Program

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – State Auditor Stacey Pickering joined military officials during a news conference today at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg to announce the investigation and arrest of a non-military, civilian employee. Pickering and Major General Augustus Collins identified those participating as personnel in the Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy’s dining facility and include manager […]

BP to ask US Supreme Court to let them off the hook; Scalia’s son’s firm to do the asking

*** Please excuse all typos, as I am posting this from a mobile device. The source for this post is ***A nightmare scenario has developed for the United States Supreme Court. In a case that will easily be as controverial as Bush V. Gore, Justice Antonin Scalia will be asked by his son’s law firm […]

Meddling Is Underway in MSGOP Primary

Reports are coming in that Hinds County GOP Chairman and person who is not a lawyer but can read Pete Perry is recruiting black, Democratic-leaning voters in his home county to vote for Thad Cochran in next Tuesday’s GOP primary. He is alleged to have said “You people will really be hurting if McDaniel wins.”My, […]

Deadline looms for expensive fix of Hattiesburg’s sewer system

VETOED: Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree vetoed an ordinance that would have raised the city’s sewer rates 150 percent.   By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog The Hattiesburg sewer system controversy has two smells — the putrid odor of sewage of that sometimes envelopes downtown and the crisp scent of dollar bills from taxpayers. However, an expensive public-private partnership agreement to deal with […]