Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Federally subsidized airline ordered to continue service

GOVERNMENT PAPER FOR SILVER: Silver Airways receives millions in government subsidies annually. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog A federally subsidized airline serving several small airports...

Engineered to Fail? Warnings in 2002 Report to City of Hattiesburg’s...

A 2002 study of the City of Hattiesburg’s waste-water by In Pipe technologies predicted the odor and catastrophic overload of the city’s waste-water lagoon...

Mississippi teachers will get raises under new law

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi teachers will get a $2,500 raise after Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 504 Tuesday, costing taxpayers $64.6 million in...

Mississippi drone maker facing serious issues

WHIRLYBIRD: An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle sits on the flight deck of the frigate U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts By Steve Wilson | Mississippi...

‘Cultural’ shopping centers race to claim your tax money

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog While the Mississippi Development Authority is ending its program of incentives to “cultural retail attractions,” a pair of shopping...

Subsidized airline blames federal regulations for Mississippi pullout

TARNISHED SILVER: Silver Airways is abandoning several small Mississippi airports despite getting a generous subsidy from the federal government’s Essential Air Service program. The...

Mississippi governor signs three anti-union bills

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant this week signed three anti-union bills into law. RIGHT TO WORK: Gov. Phil Bryant signed three...

State spending, federal aid make for a shaky partnership

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Two trends run through Mississippi’s budgets each year — the state spends more money and the percentage of the...

Mississippi drops four spots in economic ranking

  COMPETITIVE: Mississippi was ranked 14 in economic competitiveness by the Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic State Competitiveness Index. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi...

Mississippi education spending goes up while student performance flatlines

NOT A PASSING GRADE: Despite increased K-12 education outlays, student performance has remained about the same, according to a 40-year study by the Cato...