Full-Week Of Events Scheduled For Mississippi Politicos To Engage

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 20th, 2018 at 6:55 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: Chris McDaniel, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Hinds County, Lauderdale County, McComb, Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Pike County, Politics, Public Safety, Public Service, Rankin County, Republican, Spending, Transportation, US Congress

Mississippi’s political advocates and grassroots volunteers will have several opportunities to engage candidates and participate in discussion over public policy this week.  Monday, diners will enjoy a Penn’s catfish dinner at 6 provided by Country Boys Farm Supply in Pelahatchie as they listen to Senator Chris McDaniel discuss his run for US Senate. Third District Congressional […]

Governor Sued For Overreach Into Counties Constitutional Jurisdiction

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 3rd, 2018 at 5:34 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: County Government, Governor, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Transportation

Clarion Ledger reports: Jasper and Smith counties are suing Gov. Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and others over the recent emergency closure of county bridges, saying it was politically motivated and endangers citizens. Attorney J.D. Sanford of Marc E. Brand and Associates filed the lawsuit Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court on behalf of the […]

Governor Phil Bryant Turns Up The Fear-Factor Over Bridge Closures: “People are going to die!”

By Keith Plunkett | May 2nd, 2018 at 1:52 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: Contributor, County Government, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Safety, Spending, Transportation

That the governor could so easily blame county officials on national television without a hint of shame over his own earlier lack of concern (until there was a danger of losing federal susbsidies) speaks volumes about Governor Bryant’s sense of responsibility.

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.

Mississippi 411: January 13, 2018 [VIDEO]

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 10:01 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: Dan Eubanks, Desoto County, Legislature, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Public Safety, Republican, Steve Hopkins, Transportation

Rep. Dan Eubanks and Rep. Steve Hopkins of Desoto County return with another year of Mississippi 411 updating the latest from the Mississippi House of Representatives. In this installment the men discuss funding for bridge and road repair, returning some of the use taxes collected back to municipalities and local governments and vaccine exemption rights.

House Committees Pass Several MDOT Funding Bills Hoping Something Will Stick

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 5th, 2018 at 6:24 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, Legislature, MDOT, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

Speaker Philip Gunn made it clear to a room full of business leaders Thursday that the House is wasting no time to take action on roads and bridges. “Second day of the session, three of my committees in the House met and passed out some of those ideas and we’re going to continue to meet,” […]

Referendum On MEC Supported Tax Increase Is “Fraught With Landmines” For Transportation Planners.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 7:02 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: Commentary, Elections, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

Perhaps groups that are advocating for more transportation spending, such as the Mississippi Economic Council, could run a successful campaign to get voters to agree to a package of tax and fee increases.

But the MEC and other like-minded groups, no doubt, would have to think long and hard before endorsing such a referendum

Mississippi Economic Council Echo Chamber: Coming To A Town Near You.

By Keith Plunkett | November 17th, 2017 at 1:22 am

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: Contributor, Feature Stories, Issues, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

With time and gobs of money, and plenty of echo chamber events like these and the Hobnob held a few weeks ago, the Mississippi Economic Council is betting they will eventually get the answers they’re looking for.

Mississippi Has Largest Percentage Of Drivers Using Cellphones While Behind The Wheel

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 14th, 2017 at 6:12 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: Mississippi, National, News, Public Safety, Transportation

New results from data shows that Mississippi drivers use their phones, either for talking or texting, on almost half their trips, more than any other state in the nation.