Trump Administration Took 176 Deregulatory Actions In 2018 Saving $23 Billion

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 20th, 2018 at 7:44 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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, Economy, Federal Government, Leadership, National, News, Republican, Spending

The Trump administration on Wednesday reported $23 billion in savings from 176 deregulatory actions in fiscal year 2018. Even more consequential, the administration has issued 65 percent fewer “significant” rules—those with costs that exceed $100 million a year—than the Obama administration, and 51 percent fewer than the Bush administration, after 22 months in office.

Weaponizing “Scorecards” and the Folks that Lie About Them

By Will Hall | June 12th, 2018 at 7:04 am

BY: Will Hall / Contributor

Filed Under: Business, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, Will Hall

If doing exactly what a lobbyist wants you to do is courageous or if voting for hundreds of millions in pet projects is conservative, then Cindy Hyde-Smith is the most courageous conservative Mississippi could ever ask for.

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.

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.

Chris McDaniel Signs Pledge to Repeal Death Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2018 at 9:43 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: Agriculture, Chris McDaniel, Elections, Federal Government, National, News, Politics, Taxes, US Congress

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has signed a pledge to repeal the death tax, which has threatened farming families and small business owners in Mississippi and across America for decades. The death tax, sometimes referred to as the “estate tax,” applies to property that is transferred after a family member passes away, imposing a further […]

Welfare Reform Is Happening Fast

By Kristina Rasmussen | April 25th, 2018 at 1:12 am

BY: Kristina Rasmussen / Contributor

Kristina Rasmussen is vice president of federal affairs at the Foundation for Government Accountability.

Filed Under: Contributor, Economy, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Medicaid, Opinion, Spending, Unemployment

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order on welfare reform, laying the groundwork for federal and state agencies to promote economic mobility and opportunity through work. Just two days later, the House Committee on Agriculture released a draft proposal of the 2018 Farm Bill, calling for an expansion of work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps and committing to initiatives that will reduce fraud and abuse across the food stamp program.

The “Cultural Problem” Is With Mississippi Government, Not Her People.

By Keith Plunkett | April 16th, 2018 at 12:13 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: Business, Contributor, Culture, Economic Development, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Spending

The Daily Journal, government agencies and big business groups, like the Mississippi Economic Council, rely on a false premise to excuse the failures and ignore the truth they don’t want to accept.

Former Virginia Governor Dismissed From Lawsuit Over Failed Electric-Car Company

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 8th, 2018 at 8:40 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: Economic Development, Energy, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, North Mississippi, Spending

Greentech received $4.9 Million in loans from Mississippi to build a factory in Tunica County but failed to invest the amount required in the contract with the state before filing for bankruptcy. A federal judge has dismissed former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from a lawsuit alleging he defrauded investors in a failed electric-car company. Thirty-two […]

Greentech Automotive Files For Bankruptcy, Owes Mississippi $5 Million.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 1st, 2018 at 4:45 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: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Development, Ethics, Federal Government, MDA, Mississippi, News

Greentech Automotive shut down its Mississippi plant last year. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing also lists almost $5 million in debt owed to the state of Mississippi and Tunica County, which offered it economic development incentives to open a manufacturing facility there.