These Four Articles Published Over A Year Ago Predicted The Fifth Circuit Reversal Of #HB1523 Ruling.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2017 at 7:43 am

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Gay Rights, Governor, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Virtue

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court’s decision to strike down House Bill 1523, allowing the law to take effect. The ruling was that the original plaintiffs challenging House Bill 1523 lacked standing, because they “have not shown an injury-in-fact caused by HB 1523.”

That’s exactly what these four articles published over a year ago on MississippiPEP.com explained.

Governor Awards Two Child Protective Services Social Workers For Saving Abused Child.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 24th, 2017 at 9:52 pm

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Filed Under: Ethics, Governor, Inspirational, Leadership, Madison County, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Public Safety, Public Service, Virtue

Social workers investigated, and despite the parent’s denial that the child existed, helped law enforcement discover the malnourished child had been locked away in a closet. The child and multiple siblings were rescued and placed in state custody and the parents arrested and charged with felony child abuse and neglect.

Commercial Dispatch: State Government Officials “Reckless” Attitude Over Economic Development Insulting To Mississippi Taxpayers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 3:22 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Business, Commentary, Culture, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Feature Stories, Governor, Job Growth, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Taxes

Over the past half dozen years, our state leaders — through the Mississippi Development Authority — have given hundreds of millions of taxpayer-funded incentives to companies to recruit out-of-state industries. While we recognize the importance of making our state attractive to these companies, we also expect our leaders exhibit prudence and restraint. That means making […]

MDE To Hold Three Meetings To Gather Community Input For ESSA Plan

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 5:31 am

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Filed Under: Education, Events, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Teachers

When the plan is adopted, it will put Mississippi in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Mississippi Department of Education is required to put the plan in place in order to be eligible for federal education funding.

Pearson Testing Error: 10 Students Failed Test But Allowed To Graduate, MDE Won’t Revoke Diplomas

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 22nd, 2017 at 8:56 am

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Filed Under: Education, Ethics, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News

State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won’t revoke their diplomas. Associate state Superintendent Paula Vanderford said in a statement that no students failed to graduate because of scoring errors that worked against them. The State […]

With Investors Clamoring, PSC Moves To Force End To Kemper Boondoggle

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 21st, 2017 at 3:20 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Development, Energy, Ethics, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Service Commission

At its open meeting Wednesday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously passed a motion instructing counsel to prepare an order pursuing potential solutions regarding the Kemper County power generation facility. The order will be presented to the commission at its July 6 meeting. As part of the order, a new docket number will be opened […]

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis Found Not-Guilty In Retrial

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 20th, 2017 at 5:52 pm

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Ethics, Greg Davis, Immorality, Law Enforcement, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Oxford, Southaven

The verdict came in the second day of Davis’ retrial, and reversed his 2014 conviction on both charges. The state Court of Appeals threw out the original verdict in 2016, ruling Davis should have received a change of venue due to pre-trial publicity.

Board Of Ed Approves Plan To Meet Federal ESSA Requirements

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2017 at 10:05 pm

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Filed Under: Culture, Education, Federal Government, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Teachers

The Board is hoping to get 70 percent of students performing at grade level. The state will provide additional funds to improve academics at nearly 50 low-performing schools.

Report Finds Proposal To Shift Medicaid Funding To Block Grants Will Hit Mississippi Hard

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2017 at 8:06 am

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Insurance, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Obamacare, Spending, US Congress

Even though Mississippi didn’t expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the state is in line to be among the hardest hit by proposed federal funding changes.

DOR Deal With Amazon To Collect Online Sales Tax Fails To Produce Expected Boost To Revenue

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2017 at 7:35 am

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Filed Under: Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Revenue, Taxes

Instead of being a boost to the beleaguered state general fund, the use tax, like other state taxes, is underperforming in terms of collection.