Graduating Seniors: Graduate To A Higher Calling

By John Horvat | May 26th, 2018 at 10:31 am

BY: John Horvat / Contributor

John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book, Return to Order.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, Opinion

This is one of the greater challenges of today’s graduates. Many are not graduating. They receive their diplomas with great pomp and ceremony but do not make that passage to the next stage of life. They stay frozen in immaturity, unwilling to make the decisions that require effort and grit. They must assume new responsibilities.

Full-Week Of Events Scheduled For Mississippi Politicos To Engage

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 20th, 2018 at 6:55 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, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Hinds County, Lauderdale County, McComb, Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Pike County, Politics, Public Safety, Public Service, Rankin County, Republican, Spending, Transportation, US Congress

Mississippi’s political advocates and grassroots volunteers will have several opportunities to engage candidates and participate in discussion over public policy this week.  Monday, diners will enjoy a Penn’s catfish dinner at 6 provided by Country Boys Farm Supply in Pelahatchie as they listen to Senator Chris McDaniel discuss his run for US Senate. Third District Congressional […]

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Vote Against Balanced Budget Clearly Defines Mississippi’s US Senate Race

By Brad Patano | May 19th, 2018 at 4:10 am

BY: Brad Patano / Contributor

Brad Patano is a Principal Partner in an architectural and engineering firm in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He is active in political advocacy and also volunteer organizations including Coast Young Professionals, Ocean Springs Education Foundation and Ocean Springs Baseball Organization.

Filed Under: Brad Patano, Budget, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Spending, US Congress

The campaigns for US Senate in Mississippi just defined itself. This primary in November isn’t about who is sweeter, cuter, or more likable. It is about our future and real issues. Government only gets as out of control as its financial means allows it. Do you support more federal spending or do you support fiscal responsibility? It really is that clear.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Joins Roger Wicker To Vote Against Balancing Federal Budget

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 17th, 2018 at 2:06 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: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Ethics, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, National, US Congress

Appointed Senator Hypocritically Promises to Support a Balanced Budget, then Votes Against a Plan to Actually Get to a Balanced Budget Today, Cindy Hyde-Smith voted “nay” on Senator Rand Paul’s “Penny Plan,” which would lead to a balanced budget. Her “no” vote comes just one day after claiming that she supports a Constitutional Amendment to […]

Government School Officials Say They Weren’t Told Of 2014 And 2015 Assault Of Special Ed Student In Jackson County

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 14th, 2018 at 7:02 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, Gulf Coast, MDE, MS State Government, News, Public Safety, Teachers

State rules require superintendents to report misconduct to the department within 10 days of learning about it.

Jackson County Superintendent Barry Amacker said he acted immediately, noting Nettles and Raymond were fired a day after the videos surfaced.

Governor Sued For Overreach Into Counties Constitutional Jurisdiction

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 3rd, 2018 at 5:34 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: County Government, Governor, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Transportation

Clarion Ledger reports: Jasper and Smith counties are suing Gov. Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and others over the recent emergency closure of county bridges, saying it was politically motivated and endangers citizens. Attorney J.D. Sanford of Marc E. Brand and Associates filed the lawsuit Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court on behalf of the […]

Governor Phil Bryant Turns Up The Fear-Factor Over Bridge Closures: “People are going to die!”

By Keith Plunkett | May 2nd, 2018 at 1:52 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Contributor, County Government, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Safety, Spending, Transportation

That the governor could so easily blame county officials on national television without a hint of shame over his own earlier lack of concern (until there was a danger of losing federal susbsidies) speaks volumes about Governor Bryant’s sense of responsibility.

Port of Gulfport Must Add 800 Additional Jobs To Qualify For $570 Million Of Federal Money

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 2nd, 2018 at 4:59 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, Christianity, Commentary, Culture, Economic Development, Faith, Federal Government, Gulfport, Job Growth, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Spending, Transportation, US Congress

In exchange for the HUD money, the Mississippi Development Authority agreed that the port would create 1,300 jobs, 51 percent of which are to be targeted for low to middle income individuals.

Increasing the Cigarette Tax to Fund Road Maintenance in Mississippi? Not So Fast.

By Katherine Loughead | May 1st, 2018 at 12:49 pm

BY: Katherine Loughead / Policy Analyst — Tax Foundation

Katherine Loughead is a Policy Analyst with the Center for State Tax Policy at the Tax Foundation.

Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Philip Gunn, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

When linked to inflation, transportation-related taxes and infrastructure user fees generally help ensure that as long as infrastructure networks have reliable users, they have reliable funding. On the other hand, not only are cigarette taxes unrelated to infrastructure, but they also represent a declining revenue stream.

Rep. Mark Baker Will Run For Attorney General In 2019

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 1st, 2018 at 11:12 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: Elections, Law Enforcement, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Safety, Republican, Spending

Baker said if elected he would stop the use of outside counsel being brought in so that the state can save more money.