Now More Than Double Original Cost Estimates, MS Power Says Another Likely Delay For Experimental Kemper Power Plant

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 3rd, 2016 at 4:32 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: East Mississippi, Energy, News

Mississippi Power Co. says it’s likely to again delay its Kemper County power plant, pushing completion of the $7 billion plant past the previous deadline of Dec. 31. “While it remains possible to meet that projected in-service date, based on the current status of start-up and commissioning activities, Mississippi Power now expects that the Kemper […]

Lawsuit Over MS House Vote That Flippped Seat From Democrat Eaton to Republican Tullos Has Day In Court. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 2nd, 2016 at 7:22 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Democrats, Ethics, Mississippi State House, News, Pine Belt

US judge hears arguments in Mississippi House election spat Voters who filed suit are demanding that Democratic former Rep. Bo Eaton of Taylorsville be seated in place of Republican Rep. Mark Tullos of Raleigh. The election in Smith and Jasper counties was certified a tie, and Eaton won a tiebreaker in a drawing of straws. […]

Getting Started Late, PEER Committee Expected To Issue Only 4 Reports

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 2nd, 2016 at 6:50 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, Ethics, Legislature, MDOC, Medicaid, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, PERS, PERS, SLRP, Tate Reeves

The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, or PEER, is back up and running. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves missed the normal appointment time in April, finally getting around to naming his seven appointments in late October. The legislative watchdog group was established nearly 50 years ago. The committee issued it’s first report […]

Senator Chris McDaniel Promises Legislative Action Over Sanctuary Jurisdictions

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 1st, 2016 at 1:02 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Immigration, Legislature, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Oxford, Politics, Public Safety

Senator Warns Ole Miss Administration That He Will Respond To Illegal Action At State Universities With Legislation He Has Introduced In Prior Sessions.  December 1, 2016 (Laurel, MS.) – Today, Mississippi Senator Chris McDaniel reinforced a statement made Tuesday regarding the attempt by a group of Ole Miss ASB Senators to hold a vote recommending the […]

ACU Foundation Announces Ratings for the 2016 Meeting of the Mississippi Legislature

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 30th, 2016 at 6:43 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Becky Currie, Brice Wiggins, Bubba Carpenter, Chris Massey, Chris McDaniel, Cory Wilson, David Parker, Greg Snowden, John Polk, Josh Harkins, Legislature, Mark Baker, News, Philip Gunn

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) has released its 2016 ratings of the Mississippi Legislature. In the third year of rating the state, ACU found that the Republican average increased by 3 points—from 77 out of 100 in 2015, to 80 out of 100 in 2016. “Mississippi’s 2016 session enacted much needed small business tax […]

Overwhelming Public Response: Ole Miss ASB Senate Resolution for Illegal “Sanctuary” Status is Pulled For Now.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 29th, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Democrats, Immigration, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, News, Ole Miss, Oxford, Public Safety, Social Justice

An overwhelming response from Ole Miss Alumni and the general public has contributed to a loss of committee support for a controversial recommendation to the university administration. As a result, the vote originally scheduled for tonight on the resolution will reportedly be postponed. United Conservatives and Senator Chris McDaniel’s office began receiving calls early this […]

ASB Resolution to Formalize Ole Miss as “Sanctuary” for Illegal Immigrants to be Voted on Tonight.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 29th, 2016 at 1:09 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Democrats, Immigration, Law Enforcement, News, Ole Miss, Oxford

UPDATES: (NOV. 29, 2016): Overwhelming Public Response: Ole Miss ASB Senate Resolution for Illegal “Sanctuary” Status is Pulled,  For Now. (DEC. 1, 2016): Senator Chris McDaniel Promises Legislative Action Over Sanctuary Jurisdictions Ole Miss Associated Student Body Senate will hold a vote tonight to recommend the Ole Miss Administration designate Ole Miss as a “formal […]

PLUNKETT: Will “Arrogant” Legislative Leadership Avoid Difficult Policy Discussions in 2017?

By Keith Plunkett | November 26th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, Philip Gunn, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Tate Reeves

Columnist Bill Crawford is the latest Mississippi politico to write about recent attempts by the Mississippi House Management Committee to keep details of legislative contracts hidden behind a wall of confidentiality, and he pulls no punches. Crawford places the blame for the mishandling of the details of the contract squarely at the feet of Lt. […]

BOUDREAUX: Government Experts Can’t Give You A Happy Life

By Donald Boudreaux | November 25th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

BY: Donald Boudreaux / Economist

Donald Boudreaux is a senior fellow with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Filed Under: Commentary, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Opinion, Principles of Freedom

Ideological and political disagreements are healthy. They reflect different perspectives, experiences and priorities. And although masked by the farcical circuses that are political campaigns, discussions and debates do change minds and move public opinion. Only you are expert on what is best for you and your family. Of course, some talk deserves less attention. Outright […]

Natchez Democrat Shamelessly Stirs Racial Animosity With Disgraceful Anti-Trump Cartoon

By Keith Plunkett | November 24th, 2016 at 10:33 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Adams County, County Government, Culture, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi PEP, Southwest Mississippi

First published in 1865, the Natchez Democrat is one of the oldest newspapers in the Magnolia State. Adams County residents say the political  leanings of the newspaper’s staff have been revealed through it’s reporting over the years. But they say what happened this past week went way too far and threatens to be a cause […]