Once again, Mississippi public schools are getting the rug pulled out from under them by MDE.
By Keith Plunkett | August 16th, 2017 at 9:37 am
The city of Horn Lake board of alderman made a bold move Tuesday night, hiring a new economic development consultant. In a 5 to 2 vote Alderman voted to hire former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. “We need him to help bring in economic development into our community. He has a proven and successful track record of developing […]
By Keith Plunkett | August 15th, 2017 at 4:40 pm
Mississippi Dept. Of Education says there are “technical flaws” in the system approved last year that must be fixed, or else it will “falsely appear” that Mississippi has fewer high-performing school districts than last year.
By MississippI PEP Staff | August 15th, 2017 at 1:29 pm
Corruption allegations: Two years before winning a billion-dollar contract, Molina Healthcare offered Medicaid Director David Dzielak a job.
By MississippI PEP Staff | August 11th, 2017 at 11:27 am
Despite repeated attempts by Mississippi government officials, the state’s internet sales tax revenue for FY 2017 was down even more than sales tax revenue- $4.2 million or 1.8 percent compared to the sales tax being down 0.33 percent.
By Keith Plunkett | August 8th, 2017 at 7:14 pm
It is unfortunate that the spirit of competition for these “economic development” projects so overwhelms grown men that they don’t stop long enough to calmly assess how much they are willing to give of ours in order to get something for themselves.
After all, it’s not their money they’re gambling with.
By Keith Plunkett | August 6th, 2017 at 4:27 am
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For legislators who actively worked to get the Mississippi Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act to the governors desk earlier this year, the news of Pickering’s project was a complete surprise. Leave it to Republican Legislators to finally pass a new law to introduce some efficiency standards that might “reduce the size and scope of government,” only to have another Republican officeholder inject an additional layer of complexity before it even gets moving.
By MississippI PEP Staff | July 30th, 2017 at 2:32 pm
KiOR executives hoodwinked Barbour and other Mississippi officials about its ability to produce large amounts of a cheap bio-crude that oil companies could refine.
By Keith Plunkett | July 30th, 2017 at 6:20 am
“Both Vitter and Bjork have failed to elevate Ole Miss to the next level, temporary successes are great, but the current state of the program as well as the information still coming out suggest a very long road to recovery. Everyone in power at Ole Miss knew this collapse was coming. So lets place blame where blame is due.”