PLUNKETT: Reducing The Size Of The Legislature Has Been Attempted Many Times Before, Including 2017.

By Keith Plunkett | April 9th, 2017 at 3:52 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: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Election Reform, Ethics, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, SLRP, Spending

Imagine, not only would the state be saving $14 million during each Session, but then we’d realize savings over and above the current expenditures of a full $28 million every other year by not having them report at all.

Let’s find someone to throw in legislation to get rid of the special legislative retirement plan (SLRP) and Mississippi will be well on the way to reducing one of the biggest problem expenses in state government.

Will Legislation To Restrict Personal Use Of Campaign Funds Be Evenly Applied And Enforced?

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 23rd, 2017 at 6:30 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: Election Reform, Elections, Ethics, Mississippi, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Politics, Sally Doty

The Ethics Commission would be assigned to enforce the act and could fine violators $1,000, plus an amount equal to misspent campaign money. The measure also shifts from the secretary of state to the Ethics Commission the power to fine or seek legal orders against candidates and committees that don’t file campaign finance reports.

PLUNKETT: Feds Security Designation Of State Election Systems Another Cranny That Will Become A Chasm

By Keith Plunkett | January 12th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Elections, Ethics, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, National, Opinion, Politics, Tenth Amendment

Mississippi is especially vulnerable to appropriations that allow the federal government to whittle away at state control through grants and new federal requirements. With the 2016 Election behind us and a new incoming President and Republican controlled Congress, it might have felt for a moment to conservatives that we could breathe a little deeper. Sure, […]

Mississippi House Sends Campaign Finance Reform Bill To State Senate 

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 11th, 2017 at 3:54 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: Election Reform, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn

The House, which killed a similar measure last year, passed a campaign finance reform bill on a bipartisan vote of 102-13 on Wednesday. The bill now goes to the Senate, which passed a campaign finance bill last year and Lt. Gov. Reeves has said he expects senators will pass the House bill. House Speaker Philip […]

WALTERS: Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann’s Politically Selective Oversight is Blatant Hypocrisy

By Ryan Walters | September 27th, 2016 at 6:38 am

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: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, Politics, Republican, Thad Cochran

Recently, two Jackson-based Republican political operatives, Greg Brand and George Williams, entered no contest pleas for a misdemeanor charge concerning a printed campaign mailer distributed during the 2015 state election cycle. Their target was Madison mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler, who was running in the primary for State Auditor. The mailer ridiculed Hawkins-Butler but was also anonymously […]