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Wyatt Emmerich: Kemper operating costs are the final blow

Posted 10/28/2016 in Local Columns

In a state like Mississippi, which limits and regulates power companies, your electric bill is effectively a tax over which you have little control. As a result, it is incumbent upon the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to act responsibly to protect consumers. We call on the PSC commissioners to do their jobs and shoot down any more rate increases relating to the ill-fated Kemper power plant.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The true costs of corporate subsidies

Posted 7/27/2016 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) recently released a study touting all the jobs and money produced for Mississippi by the Nissan plant in Canton.

 

In Mississippi and in Malawi, corruption equals poverty

Posted 6/23/2016 in Local Columns

One nice thing about being a publisher is getting to meet interesting people. One of these people is Lazarus Chakwera, opposition leader of Malawi, a country of 16 million people in southeast Africa.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Non-profit journalism

Posted 5/25/2016 in Local Columns

I received a nice letter from Donna Barksdale asking me to contribute to a new online Mississippi news service called Mississippi Today.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: One level of separation from The Beatles

Posted 5/16/2016 in National Columns

The Delta, home of the blues, can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Some things the Legislature got right

Posted 4/28/2016 in Local Columns

I commend our state Legislature for several things: Finally ending the election of school supervisors, balancing the budget, expanding charter schools, and repealing the franchise tax.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Back-to-back public relations blunders

Posted 4/18/2016 in National Columns

Our new Republican leaders are so desperate for new jobs, they'll fork over billions in taxpayers' money to bribe big foreign companies to come to Mississippi.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: State should be more competitive on solar

Posted 4/9/2016 in Local Columns

Mississippi has some of the worst laws in the nation on solar energy. That's too bad because solar is becoming competitive and Mississippi has lots of sunshine.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The most corrupt state in the nation?

Posted 3/9/2016 in Local Columns

After pressure from traditional newspaper watchdogs, including the Northside Sun, the Legislature is finally considering a bit of ethics reform.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: 'Foolish at best, deceptive at worst'

Posted 2/22/2016 in National Columns

State leaders are claiming the new Continental Tire plant will be cash flow positive to the Mississippi general fund. I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how the numbers work.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Smaller newspapers, more corruption

Posted 1/25/2016 in National Columns

A pre-sentencing investigation by the U.S. Probation Office claims Mississippians lost $300 million because prison head Chris Epps steered contracts to high bidders.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Greg Iles on the state flag

Posted 12/18/2015 in Local Columns

At a friend's recommendation, I went to hear Natchez native and best-selling author Greg Iles speak at the seventh annual Statehood Day program at the Old Capitol.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Uber and Teladoc: freedom vs. government regulation

Posted 12/9/2015 in Local Columns

Progress marches on, at an ever increasing rate, and this is creating regulatory confusion in Mississippi as the new challenges the old.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: We have much to be thankful for

Posted 11/25/2015 in Local Columns

There are many harvest festivals around the world, but Thanksgiving as we know it is a unique American holiday.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Initiative 42

Posted 10/22/2015 in Local Columns

Several good friends and readers have asked me to weigh in on the Initiative 42 referendum.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Racoons in the attic

Posted 9/29/2015 in Local Columns

Behind my house on the Rebel Drive cul-de-sac is an old graveyard of several acres. Its ownership is unclear.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Medicaid unnecessarily sending money out-of-state for pediatric care

Posted 9/21/2015 in National Columns

Why is Mississippi Medicaid paying $57 million to out-of-state pediatric programs when that money could be used to grow our programs in Mississippi?

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Hottest place on earth

Posted 8/17/2015 in Local Columns

As I write this, my weather app tells me the heat index is 110 degrees. These are the dog days of summer.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: America the beautiful

Posted 7/3/2015 in Local Columns

It had been 40 years since I first attended the Black Hawk political rally in Carroll County, Mississippi.

 

 

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