Political Possum: Gia Croom’s fainting spell foils $150,000,000 “Sewage Heist” Turning “Land App” into “Land Nap.”

As citizens were ordered to vacate citizen’s council quarters for a closed door executive session, Hattiesburg native Gia Croom fell out in the floor in what became a prolonged fainting spell, delaying the proceedings. First responders arrived, carting her off in an ambulance. Meanwhile, Councilwoman Deborah Delgado raced at breakneck speed from Washington D.C. to attend […]

Mississippi Power trying to quell protests from Sierra Club

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi Power is trying to silence one of its biggest critics in a debate over an untested power project. The utility has filed a motion with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the state’s governing body for utilities, to end the Sierra Club’s participation in PSC hearings about the Kemper […]

Cut! Mississippi film incentives burden taxpayers

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi and other states are furiously stocking their “green rooms,” collecting and arranging tax incentives and other perks — the proverbial sparkling water — to lure Hollywood producers and directors. It’s big business, and Mississippi wants its share. Forty-seven states now offer some form of tax incentive for films and […]

Disgraced City Attorney Charles Lawrence Sued for $600,000 Over Unethical Behavior, Slander, Gross Negligence, and Violation of Attorney-Client Privilege

The chickens are now coming home to roost for disgraced City Attorney Charles Lawrence and the Dupree Administration. Lawrence has now been sued to the tune of a $600,000 lawsuit filed by Hattiesburg citizen and Dave Ware supporter Arthur Smith.  Smith, who campaigned for Dave Ware in Ware’s bid for the Mayor’s seat cast an […]

MSGOP Statement on the Closing of the Qualifying Deadline

MSGOP Statement on the Closing of the Qualifying Deadline FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2013 CONTACT: Bobby Morgan: Bobby@msgop.org (601-948-5191) Jackson, Ms. –– The Mississippi Republican Party issued the following statement regarding the closing of the qualifying deadline for the 2014 election cycle. The following is a list of those who have submitted qualification paperwork […]

Companies race to take advantage of LNG boom

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Companies, start your investments. An energy boom might be headed for the Gulf Coast region thanks to increased demand in Asia for liquified natural gas. Already, the permitting process is filled with companies eager to reconfigure older facilities for LNG exports, with several of them on the Gulf Coast. Houston-based Cheniere Energy is […]

Film tax incentives might be raw deal for Mississippi

FILM IT: The Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, as it’s known, is capped at a maximum of $20 million per year, with a maximum credit of $10 million for a qualifying movie.   By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Plenty of filmmakers have used Mississippi as their backdrop. Movies such as “My Dog Skip,” “Huckleberry Finn” and “O Brother Where Art Thou” have taken […]

MS considers guns and hunting supplies sales tax holiday

Game feeders, left, and deer stands would be covered under a new sales tax holiday in Mississippi if Mississippi House Bill 1539 passes. The holiday would be the first weekend of September and cover guns and hunting supplies. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog In the 17 states with sales tax holidays, the weekends are usually […]