Gov. Bryant Awards 6 MS Companies at 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 28th, 2016 at 9:42 am

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

Filed Under: Business, Economic Development, Economy, Governor, Inspirational, Leadership, MDA, Mississippi, News, Phil Bryant

Governor Phil Bryant presented six Mississippi companies with awards at the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting event held at the Jackson Convention Complex. The awards recognize Mississippi companies for their success in beginning, maintaining or increasing export sales to international markets. “I congratulate this year’s winners for growing their business and strengthening the […]

MSU, MUW Rank Top in State for Grads’ Average Starting Salaries

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 28th, 2016 at 7:59 am

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

Filed Under: Golden Triangle, Institutes of Higher Learning, Job Growth, Mississippi State University, News

Golden Triangle institutions of higher learning rank high in 2016 analyses by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are ranked first and second in the state for graduates’ average starting salaries. According to SmartAsset, the average starting salary for MSU graduates is $46,400; for MUW graduates, the figure […]

The Purpose of Prayer

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 28th, 2016 at 7:30 am

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

Filed Under: Christianity, Culture, Devotional Study, Faith, Inspirational, Morality, Religion, Virtue

BY: Oswald Chambers …one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray…” —Luke 11:1 Prayer is not a normal part of the life of the natural man. We hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if he doesn’t pray, but I question that. What will suffer is the life of […]

Governor Bryant Fires Off the Big Guns To Celebrate MS Second Amendment Tax Free Weekend

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 27th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

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

Filed Under: Economic Development, Economy, Governor, Phil Bryant, Second Amendment, Taxes

Governor Phil Bryant took to Facebook to celebrate Mississippi’s Second Amendment Tax Free Holiday this weekend.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree Refuses to Answer Questions About Problems at City Lagoon, Smacks Cameraman Instead.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

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

Filed Under: Ethics, Hattiesburg, Johnny Dupree, Morality, News, Weird News

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree, a former Democrat candidate for governor, got testy on Friday, refusing to answer questions about a permitting issue with the city, and finally smacking the cameraman.

MS Supreme Court Candidate Steve Crampton Takes Strong Constitutional Stance on Religious Freedom at DeSoto Forum

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2016 at 10:38 am

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

Filed Under: Abortion, Christianity, Civil Rights, Culture, Desoto County, Elections, Ethics, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi Supreme Court, News, North Mississippi, Obamacare, Principles of Freedom, Pro-life, Public Service, Religion, Southaven

For traditional conservatives not many issues take on the level of importance as does religious freedom these days. While all three of the candidates in Southaven on Tuesday made the requisite references to the Constitution, it was Crampton who addressed directly the current political attempts to alter the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.

Implementation of New Budget Transparency and Simplification Act Complicating Reporting of Revenue

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

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

Filed Under: Budget, MS State Government, News, Revenue

With the month of September quickly approaching, the report detailing Mississippi revenue collections for the month of July is still not complete. Normally, the staff of the Legislative Budget Committee has the monthly reports completed within a few days of the end of the month. But the July report has created unique problems. Debbie Rubisoff, […]

CONRAD: Reckless Spending on Pet Projects is Confiscation of Income and a Violation of Liberty.

By Richard Conrad | August 24th, 2016 at 8:18 am

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BY: Richard Conrad / Contributor

Richard Conrad is Treasurer of the United Conservatives Fund and an active grassroots conservative from Laurel, MS.

Filed Under: Budget, Business, Commentary, Contributor, Economic Development, Economy, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Pine Belt, Principles of Freedom, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

America has lost her first love. From the beginning, the cornerstone of America’s greatness and exceptionalism is liberty. The ability to determine one’s own fate by making choices tempered by a moral foundation without interference from government, catapulted a peculiar and special people to the greatest nation in history. A nation that positively impacted society, […]

Congressman Bennie Thompson’s Chief of Staff Charged With Failure to Pay Federal Taxes

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2016 at 8:10 pm

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

Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Ethics, Federal Government, News, US Congress

A top staffer to Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., has been charged with failing to file federal tax returns for five consecutive years, ending in 2013. Isaac Lanier Avant, who serves as Thompson’s chief of staff, was named in five misdemeanor counts for failing to file individual returns in each of the five years for which […]

SPLC Attorney’s Try For Summary Judgement in Charter Schools Lawsuit While Fighting Off Parents Attempting to Intervene.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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

Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Charter Schools, Education, Hinds County, News, School Choice

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a motion on Monday with Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas requesting a summary judgement in the case seeking to defund charter schools in Jackson. The AP reports the motion argues that “the only dispute in the case involves interpreting the state Constitution,” and therefore the judge should rule […]