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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

Edited MBN Drug Raid Video Muddles Evidence in Case Against Hinds DA

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 19th, 2016 at 11:30 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Democrats, Drugs, Hinds County, Jim Hood, Law Enforcement, MS Attorney General, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News

A video, as well as courtroom testimony, fails to bolster the Hinds County district attorney’s claims that Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents planted drugs during a raid. District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride were indicted last week on charges they had hindered Christopher Butler’s prosecution in four separate cases. Butler […]

Where is Christopher Butler?

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2016 at 2:47 pm

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Filed Under: County Government, Hinds County, Jim Hood, MS Attorney General, News

Reports indicate a key witness in the ongoing case involving the arrest of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is missing, or being held by law enforcement in an undisclosed location. The Clarion Ledger reports that as the saga continues to unfold, an important character in the case remains M.I.A. That’s because law enforcement […]

Gov. Bryant on gay marriage lawsuit: "Mississippi's traditional marriage laws do not discriminate."

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 11th, 2014 at 7:23 am

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Filed Under: Gay Rights, Jim Hood, Phil Bryant

Mississippi’s Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The state made the request in court papers Monday, responding to a lawsuit filed Oct. 20 in U.S. District Court in Jackson by two lesbian couples and a gay-rights group, Campaign for Southern Equality. The […]