Mason-Dixon Poll Shows Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves Trailing AG Jim Hood, Gov. Bryant’s Job Approval Down

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 22nd, 2017 at 1:38 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, Elections, Governor, Jim Hood, Leadership, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Tate Reeves

Statewide, 43% of registered voters support AG Jim Hood, while 37% back Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and a very significant 20% are undecided.

PERS Employee Accused Of Pocketing $65,000 In Benefits

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 6:40 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: Central Mississippi, Jim Hood, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, PERS, PERS

An employee with Mississippi’s state retirement system (PERS) accused of pocketing $65,000 in benefits that were not hers turned herself in to authorities Tuesday, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Amanda Combs, 31, of Brandon, turned herself in to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, after being indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a public employee. […]

How Pickering Used An Unexplained Project To Undermine The New Medicaid Fraud Prevention Law

By Keith Plunkett | August 6th, 2017 at 4:27 am

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: Budget, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Stacey Pickering

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.

Hood Says Special Session Appropriation Cut AG’s Budget By 28-Percent Compared To 2015

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 12th, 2017 at 7:08 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: Buck Clarke, Budget, Democrats, Jim Hood, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics, Spending

In the 2016 session the Legislature passed the Budget Transparency and Simplification Act that substantially changed the state’s budgeting process. But the legislative leadership has yet to release information detailing how those changes impact each agency.

AG Jim Hood Delivers $34 Million To State Treasury, Wants Lawmakers To Appropriate To Dept. Of Mental Health

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 24th, 2017 at 8:53 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: Budget, health, Jim Hood, Legislature, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Revenue, Spending

In the last year, Attorney General Hood has delivered two checks totaling $100,158,623.58 in addition to this $34.4 million dollar check today. His office delivered a check in the amount of $66,207,318.37 on Feb. 17, 2016, and a second check for $33,951,305.21 on Oct. 7, 2016.

House Rejects Legislation To Reduce State AG’s Authority

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 3:09 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: Jim Hood, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Politics

The Mississippi House has narrowly rejected a bill to limit the attorney general’s powers. But the bill is being held for another debate, and a Republican chairman needs to pick up just a few votes for the bill to pass and move to the Senate. House Bill 555 would require the attorney general to receive […]

AG Jim Hood Sues Google For Mining Student Education Data

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 19th, 2017 at 5:56 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: Education, Jim Hood, Liberty, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News

State Attorney General Jim Hood’s office filed a lawsuit Friday accusing Google of illegally mining the data of Mississippi public-school students. On Tuesday, Hood accused Google Inc. of collecting personal and search-history information from students in order “to advance its own business interests and increase its profit.” He said Google violated the Mississippi Consumer Protection […]

PLUNKETT: And The Winner Of The Inaugural ‘2016 Mississippi PEP Turkey Award’ Is . . .

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 at 6:45 am

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: #PEPPoll, Budget, Contributor, Governor, Haley Barbour, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service, Spending, Stacey Pickering, State Bonds, Taxes, Treasurer, Virtue

We hope you enjoyed our first-ever ‘Mississippi PEP Turkey Award’ interactive email series the week of Thanksgiving. I certainly had fun putting the content together. In case you missed it we put together 3 – and with a surprise twist added a fourth – examples of Mississippi elected officials trying to appear tough and no […]

AG Hood Joins Legislature’s Attorneys in Canning House Committee Vote to Keep Contracts Secret.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 21st, 2016 at 4:47 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: Ethics, Jim Hood, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom

The Clarion Ledger reports that Attorney General Jim Hood, in a letter to legislative leaders, said the Legislature by law cannot keep its contracts secret from the public — despite a committee’s vote to do so. Legislative leaders on Monday said that over the last few days, their lawyers had concluded the same thing. The […]

PLUNKETT: MS Bond Commission Adopts New Rules, Still Won’t Do Their Damn Job!

By Keith Plunkett | November 14th, 2016 at 4:05 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, Ethics, Governor, Jim Hood, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Spending, State Bonds, Treasurer

The Mississippi Bond Commission has adopted new rules that will restrict the type of debt the commission issues. This is all fine and good. Makes perfect sense. But, it begs a few questions: If they believe this type of debt is so out of bounds, then why does the commission keep approving the projects? Treasurer […]