Editorials

Too easy to cheat

Mississippi’s tax collections, after months of sluggishness, showed a hopeful sign last month.

Revenues came in at $17 million, or six percent, ahead of projections.

Green energy flops

When Haley Barbour was governor, he and his appointees at the Mississippi Development Authority were gung-ho on getting the state to invest in risky so-called “green energy” startups.

Dear Editor:

Thank you for your article which highlighted the success of the city's 21 "Traffic Calming Devices" aka speed bumps being installed after significant citizen and city collaboration over a decade. It has been a long road for all involved, one which any participant could have abandoned eons ago.

Mistaken identity

Professional sports is a precarious occupation, especially for those of unspectacular talent. Besides the ever-present risk of injury, players are constantly fighting to hold onto roster spots against those of equal or better abilities.

Make them join MISO

Forty-six million dollars a year is a lot to save just by flipping a switch. That’s how much money ratepayers are saving each year in electric bills because Jackson-based Cooperative Energy has joined MISO.

Pastors for Kemper

We thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise us anymore, but we were wrong. We now have a campaign called the Ministerial Alliance calling for the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to take mercy on Mississippi Power and its failed boondoggle.

Good Supreme Court rulings

Unless you’re a fan of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants; or of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week probably didn’t catch your attention. But there’s a second story to the ruling that’s important.

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