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Facility Group pays Miss. $3.9M for beef plant boo-boos

Facility Group pays Miss. $3.9M for beef plant boo-boos
April 17, 2012 --

April 17, 2012 — A Smyrna construction firm whose top executives served time in connection with an illegal campaign donation in Mississippi settled a related $3.9 million damage claim Monday. The Facility Group paid the damages for defective construction of a Mississippi beef processing plant.

The sky’s the limit for Georgia PACs

The sky's the limit for Georgia PACs
October 11, 2010 --

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour‘s political committee collected $231,000 last quarter, far outpacing the $148,000 it had raised in the previous nine months. Barbour reported the donations not in Jackson, but in Atlanta, where state law allows unlimited corporate contributions to political action committees. Mississippi caps corporate donations to PACs at $1,000. The sky’s the limit in Georgia, where Barbour’s committee is registered. There, in a nutshell, is why political action committees love Georgia. Read on …