Columnist Charlie Mitchell Needs To Catch Up Before Writing About U.S. Senate Race.

By Paul Reese | June 9th, 2018 at 11:46 pm

BY: Paul Reese / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Paul Reese is Constitutional Conservative and Libertarian from Grenada, MS. He has a B.S. in history from the University of North Alabama and an M.A. in Religion from the Memphis Theological Seminary. Paul is an active member of the United Methodist Church, and has been married for 19 years.

Filed Under: Abortion, Budget, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Economy, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Immigration, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Paul Reese, Politics, Spending, US Congress

Senator Chris McDaniel has offered several ideas and proposals on a range of topics – including the economy. But to help Mr. Mitchell catch up, here are some of them.

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Balanced Budget Theatrics Is Purposefully Misleading

By Pat Nozinich | May 31st, 2018 at 12:55 pm

BY: Pat Nozinich /

Pat Nozinich is the vice chair of the Tate County Republican Executive Committee and secretary of the Tate County Republican Club.

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

If Cindy Hyde-Smith has her way, she will never have to vote to balance the federal budget.

Seven Ways Cindy Hyde-Smith Is Little More Than A Carbon-Copy Of Thad Cochran

By Ryan Walters | May 29th, 2018 at 12:34 pm

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Cindy Hyde-Smith is showing herself to be a carbon copy of Thad Cochran, not exactly what liberty-loving conservatives wanted to see.

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 […]

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.

State Legislative Budget Negotiations Nearing, Bills Pass Both House and Senate

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 14th, 2018 at 2:05 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, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

Leaders from the House and Senate typically work out final versions of legislative budget bills at the end of a three-month session. The deadline is in late March.

Use Taxes Keep State’s January Collections Slightly Above Revenue Estimates

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 7th, 2018 at 3:18 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, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Revenue, Taxes

The legislative leadership opted to adopt a conservative estimate after multiple years when the collections did not meet the estimate, forcing numerous rounds of budget cuts and in some instances the firing of state employees.

Education Funding In Legislature Brings Lawyers, PAC’s And Lobbyists Even When Lawmakers Agree.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 22nd, 2018 at 6:34 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, Commentary, Democrats, Education, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Political Action Groups, Politics, Republican, School Choice, Spending

Given the stakes in something like the education funding formula rewrite, can we not get a better effort at cooperation? If you’ve listened very closely to the education funding formula debate the last year or so, barely audible under the din, nearly all parties have at one point or another said they agree in overall […]