Bill Crawford Suggests Lawmakers Approval Of Sports Betting Was Intentional.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 24th, 2017 at 7:03 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, Ethics, Gulf Coast, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Politics, Revenue, Sean Tindell, State Lottery, Tate Reeves

Legislators are saying they didn’t know the bill they passed this year to tax fantasy sports betting may open the door for Mississippi casinos to offer and control Las Vegas style sports betting. Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn are saying that was not the intent of […]

#PEPPoll: Do You Support The Legislature Creating A State-Run Lottery In Mississippi?

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 11th, 2017 at 3:18 pm

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Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Feature Stories, Gambling, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Spending, State Lottery

What do you think about the possibility of a state-run lottery in Mississippi? Do you support it? Vote in our latest #PEPPoll.

HARRISON: Will State Lottery Be On Agenda For 2017 Special Session?

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 11th, 2017 at 3:01 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Commentary, Gambling, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Politics, Republican, Revenue, Spending, State Lottery, Transportation

Governor Phil Bryant had previously opposed the lottery. But late last year, Bryant’s position on the lottery shifted. He cited the number of Mississippians purchasing lottery tickets in neighboring states, taking money out of the state, as the reason for his support for the lottery.

North Mississippi Lawmakers Republican Parks And Democrat Bain Both Reject Talk Of State Lottery

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 11th, 2017 at 12:41 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Culture, Democrats, Gambling, Legislature, MDOT, MS State Government, News, Nick Bain, North Mississippi, Politics, Republican, Revenue, Rita Parks, Spending, State Lottery, Transportation

Parks said although she’s open to creating new ways to generate income in the state, the Kossuth native is against a state lottery. Rep. Nick Bain (D-Corinth) said he will also vote no on any lottery legislation.

Speaker Gunn To Appoint Committee To Evaluate Lottery

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 30th, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Christianity, Faith, Gambling, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Religion, Revenue, Spending, State Lottery

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he will appoint a committee to study the pros and cons of creating a state lottery.

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Warns Of “Very Severe” State Budget Cuts.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 27th, 2017 at 8:05 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Governor, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Phil Bryant, Revenue, Spending, State Bonds, State Lottery, Vicksburg

Former Legislator George Flaggs, now Mayor of Vicksburg, is warning city officials to prepare for financial setbacks related to emergency spending cuts of the state budget by Governor Phil Bryant. The Vicksburg Post reports that Flaggs discussed the potential effect of the cuts on the city with city division heads Friday, and has asked accounting […]

To Keep Lottery Alive Rep. Mark Baker Replaces Mental Competency Bill With New Language.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 31st, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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Filed Under: Gambling, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics, Republican, Revenue, State Lottery

A Mississippi House committee has voted to create a state lottery, but the proposal faces a tough future with opposition from the Republican House speaker. The Judiciary A Committee on Tuesday changed House Bill 804. The bill originally dealt with determining whether criminal defendants are mentally competent to stand trial. After a brief discussion with […]

Louisiana Politicos Begin Questioning: Will Mississippi Create a State Lottery?

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 21st, 2016 at 7:51 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Commentary, Ethics, Gambling, Governor, Immorality, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Revenue, Spending, State Lottery

A  Louisiana Political Reporter writes that it has been a banner year for the Louisiana Lottery, but wonders what effect the passage of a lottery by the MIssissippi Legislature would have there. “The most recent fiscal year resulted in all-time high of $508 million in revenue. That’s $13.6 million more than the previous record in […]

Lottery provisions removed from fantasy sports legislation.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 29th, 2016 at 7:21 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Gambling, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Revenue, Spending, State Lottery, Tate Reeves, Tommy Reynolds

A proposal to establish a lottery in Mississippi, once incorporated into a bill legalizing the playing of fantasy sports, was defeated during the final, hectic days of the 2016 legislative session, which ended last week. The bill allowing the playing of fantasy sports was approved and is now pending Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature. Earlier in […]

Sen. Horhn: Lottery bill is gambling with education funding.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 20th, 2014 at 8:16 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Education, Gambling, John Horhn, Spending, State Lottery

Mississippi lawmakers were taking sides Wednesday on whether the state should have a lottery as people anxiously awaited the numbers in a huge Powerball jackpot. Gas stations across state lines were packed because of the Powerball, but that wasn’t the case at a Jackson gas station. There was no lottery there. “Everybody is going to […]