Monthly Archives: November 2015

Despite Speculation, Funding for Kemper Plant Likely

As the current membership of the Mississippi Public Service Commission nears a decision on the initial rate hike requested by Mississippi Power Company for its Kemper power plant, speculation runs rampant on what the new membership will do on next … Continue reading

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Will GOP Strength Result in Politics or Progress?

Voters gave Republicans greater control over the Mississippi Legislature. What will they do with this increased power… play politics or push for progress? The last four years, with slightly less control, the Republican majority made fiscal progress by eliminating reliance … Continue reading

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Revenue Cuts Put Hospitals in Survival Mode

A hospital CEO recently told community leaders his health system faces a financial loss this year and tough sledding in the future. In fact, a slew of changes in health care funding are turning many Mississippi hospitals from cash cows … Continue reading

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Constitution Should Not Be Used to Divvy Up Funding

Once upon a time in Mississippi “initiatives” to fund positive change in Mississippi looked like the following: In a special session of the Legislature in 1982, Governor William Winter succeeded in passing the most sweeping education reform Mississippi had ever … Continue reading

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