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 […]

K-12, Community Colleges And Universities Will All Take Around 10-Percent In Cuts For FY 2018 Budget

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 26th, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Community Colleges, Education, Institutes of Higher Learning, Legislature, MAEP, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending, Tate Reeves, Taxes, Teachers

Estimates show tax cuts will subtract $350 million from state revenue next year. While Democrats and even a few Republicans have called for suspending some tax cuts, both (Lt. Gov. Tate) Reeves and (Speaker Philip) Gunn said they want to continue to implement tax cuts. “I think we have campaigned on controlling spending, staying within […]

Sen. Angela Hill Supports $6 Million Workforce Training Program Grant to State Colleges.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 18th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Business, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Job Growth, News, Pearl River Community College, Southwest Mississippi, Unemployment

The Picayune Item reports that Mississippi State Senator Angela Burks Hill spoke at Pearl River Community College Monday in support of the Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training program. NEED TO KNOW: What is the MI-BEST Program? MI-BEST Overview: MS Community College Board The program, MI-BEST, was implemented at the college as a way […]

Legislative Working Group Looking For Ways to Cut Spending, Agency Heads Still Asking For More Money.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 13th, 2016 at 6:30 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Community Colleges, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Spending, Tate Reeves

As Gov. Phil Bryant announced budget cuts last week in the midst of the working groups’ meetings, he cited the working groups as a key to reining in “unsustainable” state spending growth. “To address this, the Legislature has assembled a bipartisan panel, led by Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, that is already […]

Legislators Look At $35 Million Cost of Remedial Education at Community Colleges and Universities

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2016 at 6:30 am

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Filed Under: Community Colleges, Education, Institutes of Higher Learning, Legislature, MS State Government, News, Spending

Lawmakers convened for public hearings on state spending Monday, and they had questions for officials from the Dept. of Education, community colleges and universities about the troubling $35 million costs of remedial education.

OWEN: Conservatives have an opportunity to lead on immigration reform.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 6th, 2013 at 8:31 am

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Filed Under: Contributor, Ethics, Federal Government, Generation Mississippi, Immigration, Jansen Owen, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Opinion, Pearl River Community College, Politics, Republican, Unemployment

BY: Jansen Owen @JansenOwen There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living inside the United States. They are the people we stand in line with at Wal-Mart. They are the people we sit next to in church on Sunday mornings. We all travel the same streets, shop at the same grocery stores, and listen […]