If Public Service Commission Approves Kemper Settlement Rates Will Remain The Same

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 1st, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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: East Mississippi, Economic Development, Energy, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Service Commission

Mississippi Power customers would see their electricity bills remain the same or decrease slightly if the state Public Service Commission approves a settlement agreement reached Friday on the Kemper County energy facility. Mississippi Power officials reached the agreement with commission staff, Chevron and Federal Executive Agencies on the remaining costs associated with Kemper. With all […]

Economic Developer Higgins Shreds MDA Director Glenn McCullough For Allowing Ego To Undermine Organization.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 19th, 2017 at 12:35 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: Culture, Economic Development, Ethics, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Spending

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins claims the Mississippi Development Authority is undermining — not promoting — economic development efforts in the state. Higgins, a nationally renowned economic developer who has led the LINK for more than 14 years, said MDA’s philosophy is flawed on numerous fronts, and the organization lacks both the […]

Factory-Like Schools Are the Child Labor Crisis of Today

By Kerry McDonald | November 18th, 2017 at 10:00 pm

BY: Kerry McDonald / Contributor

Kerry McDonald has a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard. She lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her husband and four never-been-schooled children. Follow her writing at Whole Family Learning.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Economic Development, Education, Influencing Institutions, Job Growth, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, School Choice

Compulsory schooling was meant to save children from the dangerous conditions of the factory, but these days, “traditional” schooling is easily just as dangerous to children’s well-being. Most American children and teenagers wake early, maybe gulp down a quick breakfast, and get transported quickly to the building where they will spend the majority of their […]

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.

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 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 his most […]

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.