Articles by Jeff Amy

Former Mississippi Agent Gets 6 Months for Role in Tax Evasion Scheme

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former insurance broker to six months in prison for helping former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps evade taxes. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ignored recommendations that could …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Backs Bill to Increase Authority Over Wind Pool

Mississippi’s insurance commissioner is pushing a bill to strip a tax subsidy and authority from the state’s insurer of last resort for hurricane-prone coastal residents. Commissioner Mike Chaney says the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association, known as the “wind pool,” spends …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Backs Bill to Increase Authority Over Wind Pool

Mississippi’s insurance commissioner is pushing a bill to strip a tax subsidy and authority from the state’s insurer of last resort for hurricane-prone coastal residents. Commissioner Mike Chaney says the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association, known as the “wind pool,” spends …

Mississippi to Stop Suspending Driver’s Licenses Over Unpaid Fines

A top Mississippi official said in December that the state will stop suspending people’s driver’s licenses purely because they haven’t paid court fines and fees, meaning tens of thousands of people who lost driving privileges could get them back in …

Mississippi to Stop Suspending Driver’s Licenses Over Unpaid Fines

A top Mississippi official said Tuesday that the state will stop suspending people’s driver’s licenses purely because they haven’t paid court fines and fees, meaning tens of thousands of people who lost driving privileges could get them back in coming …

Mississippi Insurance Head, Lawmaker Urge Development of Private Flood Market

Mississippi’s top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers. Both Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson say they’re open to proposals …

Mississippi Rep., Insurance Chief Urge Development of Private Flood Market

Mississippi’s top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers. Both Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson say they’re open to proposals …

House Balks at Senate Plan for Mississippi Oil Spill Damage Account

Mississippi lawmakers may be unable to decide this year how to spend $750 million in oil spill damage payments, with sniping between House and Senate members after a bill died at a Tuesday deadline for action when the House Appropriations …

Mississippi Tornado Kills 4, Causes At Least $200M in Insured Damage

Rain was pouring down in the pre-dawn darkness, and the wind was picking up as Darryl McMorris ran for his daughters’ bedroom. The windows started blowing out as he dove on top of his girls, grabbing one under each arm …

Round 2: Mississippi AG Picks New Fight With Google Over Student Privacy

Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits. Attorney General Jim Hood …