Stion Failure Bursts Barbour’s Alternative Energy Bubble

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 19th, 2017 at 2:21 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: Business, Economic Development, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Governor, Haley Barbour, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Spending

Stion was one of five alternative-energy projects begun during the administration of Gov. Haley Barbour between 2004 and 2012 – all failed or failing.

City of Biloxi Asks to Join Lawsuit Against Delbert Hosemann Over Land Dispute.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 30th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Biloxi, Business, Delbert Hosemann, Economic Development, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Taxes

Delbert Hosemann claims the state controls the property up to U.S. 90. Previously, the state has claimed only a sliver of the southern portion of the property, and signed leases based on that property line.

Tishomingo County Soundly Rejects Tourism Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 6:52 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: County Government, Elections, News, North Mississippi, Taxes, Tourism

Tishomingo County voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a proposed tourism tax to be collected county-wide on restaurant sales. Complete election returns show “for” votes totaling 672 (33.8 percent) and against votes totaling 1,316 (66.2 percent). The referendum needed 60 percent in favor to pass. Turnout was 1,988, just 16 percent of the county’s active voters. […]

Why In The Wide-World Of ‘Workforce Training’ Would We Fear Our “Cherished” Government?

By Keith Plunkett | September 12th, 2017 at 6:07 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: Banking and Finance, Civil Rights, Common Core, Community Colleges, Contributor, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Spending

As long as government is controlling freedom under the guise of “workforce training” and “economic development” then Crawford should expect to hear a lot more from “various freedom movements.” I’ve been quick to personally commend syndicated columnist Bill Crawford when I felt he wrote a strong commentary on a particular subject. I have to say […]

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis Hired As Consultant For Horn Lake.

By Keith Plunkett | August 16th, 2017 at 9:37 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: Desoto County, Economic Development, Greg Davis, Horn Lake, Mississippi PEP, News

The city of Horn Lake board of alderman made a bold move Tuesday night, hiring a new economic development consultant. In a 5 to 2 vote Alderman voted to hire former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. “We need him to help bring in economic development into our community. He has a proven and successful track record of developing […]

Internet Sales Tax: State Economist Downplays Importance As Revenue Declines

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 11th, 2017 at 11:27 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, Business, Economy, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Revenue, Spending, Taxes

Despite repeated attempts by Mississippi government officials, the state’s internet sales tax revenue for FY 2017 was down even more than sales tax revenue- $4.2 million or 1.8 percent compared to the sales tax being down 0.33 percent.

Mississippi Officials Positioning For Economic Development Prize Of Toyota and Mazda Assembly Plant.

By Keith Plunkett | August 8th, 2017 at 7:14 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: Business, Desoto County, Economic Development, Economy, Job Growth, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, National, News, North Mississippi, Spending

It is unfortunate that the spirit of competition for these “economic development” projects so overwhelms grown men that they don’t stop long enough to calmly assess how much they are willing to give of ours in order to get something for themselves.

After all, it’s not their money they’re gambling with.

How KiOR Used Mississippi’s Subsidy-Happy “Economic Development” Officials To Snag $75 Million.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 30th, 2017 at 2:32 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: Business, Commentary, Economic Development, Ethics, Governor, Haley Barbour, Immorality, Job Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics, Spending, Taxes

KiOR executives hoodwinked Barbour and other Mississippi officials about its ability to produce large amounts of a cheap bio-crude that oil companies could refine.

TUCKER: The Failure to Repeal Obamacare Is an Intellectual Failure

By Jeffrey Tucker | July 24th, 2017 at 7:23 am

BY: Jeffrey Tucker / FEE - Director of Content

Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute and policy adviser of the Heartland Institute.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, News, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Spending, Taxes

For health care to go through the current route: falling ever-further behind the market-driven direction of history, riddled with bureaucracy and undergoing unending pressure toward the disaster of single payer. This is an intolerable result.

The failure traces to a lack of understanding and imagination at the top. There is no other choice: the repeal and replace must be done at the lower levels of society, by people with an intellectual comprehension of the stakes and the real solution.

Dept. Of Revenue Issues Notice Of Increased Tax Penalties On Internet Sellers Not “Voluntarily” Registered With State.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 21st, 2017 at 6:14 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: Banking and Finance, Business, Ethics, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Revenue, Taxes

On Friday June 21, the Department issued a notice that it intended to amend Reg. 35.IV.1.02 concerning application of sales tax penalties. A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.