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: (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 […]

Mayor Dupree Ignored Gas Theft Controls and Internal Auditor Recommendations Found in a 2012 Investigation Summary of Public Works Department

If one wants to allow, or facilitate theft and fraud within an organization, a lack of proper accounting controls and no internal audits would be textbook ways to carry out that goal. By not having proper accounting controls and reporting, theft and fraud could go unnoticed  with near impunity. Evidence of theft becomes essentially non-existent or too costly […]

Young Republican Spotlight – Gus Maples

MSGOP YOUNG REPUBLICAN SPOTLIGHT: Today’s Young Republican Is Tomorrow’s Community Leader! Gus Maples – Lucedale, Mississippi Gus Maples studies Public Policy Leadership and Spanish as a senior at the University of Mississippi. As a student in the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, Maples has studied abroad in Ecuador and South Africa. Last summer, he interned for […]

Mayor Dupree Failed to Disclose Repeated, Fraudulent Gasoline Purchases to Council in Claims Dockets

Every city council meeting there is a claims docket whereby city council approves expenditures.  On Monday December 16th there was a slight hiccup in the approval process. Council members brought into question clearly fraudulent gasoline expenditures racking up within the Water Department. The water department has two vehicles being used and gasoline is purchased at […]