MDOT Spending Money On Slick Video Production To Convince Voters The Dept. Needs More Money.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 24th, 2017 at 6:56 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Business, Ethics, MDOT, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

Unfortunately for those advocating for raising the gas tax, this video raises a more basic question: “Why Does MDOT Spend Money On Promotional Material Instead Of Roads And Bridges?”

House Leaders And Grassroots Conservatives Have Tug-Of-War Over Internet Tax Bill, MS GOP Remains Silent

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 7th, 2017 at 1:36 pm

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, Economic Development, Legislature, MDOT, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics, Republican, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

Legislation to collect sales taxes on internet purchases cleared the Mississippi House on Monday after a tug-of-war between House Republican leadership and grassroots conservative advocacy groups. The bill claims the need for the tax increase is to fund improvements to deficient roads and bridges. However, data to support the claims of deficient conditions has been […]

Democrats in MS Senate Attempt to Redefine Infrastructure Needs as “Crisis” to Repeal Tax Cut

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 4th, 2016 at 10:08 am

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Filed Under: David Blount, Democrats, Economy, Hob Bryan, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Spending, Transportation

A group of Senate Democrats is proposing to repeal the largest tax cut in the state’s history and direct those funds to roads and bridges. The Legislature, led by Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, passed the tax cut – $415 million in today’s dollars to be completely phased in by 2024 – during the 2016 […]

Former State Senator Remembered With Naming of Memorial Highway

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2016 at 8:26 am

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Filed Under: Clay County, Democrats, Golden Triangle, Legislature, Mike Tagert, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Public Service, Transportation

Members of the Mississippi State Senate and the House of Representatives gathered in West Point on September 15 with city and county leaders to pay tribute to former state senator Bennie Turner. Bennie Turner served as the Clay County prosecuting attorney before being elected to the District 16 Senate seat in 1993. He served until […]

CONRAD: Reckless Spending on Pet Projects is Confiscation of Income and a Violation of Liberty.

By Richard Conrad | August 24th, 2016 at 8:18 am

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Richard Conrad is Treasurer of the United Conservatives Fund and an active grassroots conservative from Laurel, MS.

Filed Under: Budget, Business, Contributor, Economic Development, Economy, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Pine Belt, Principles of Freedom, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

America has lost her first love. From the beginning, the cornerstone of America’s greatness and exceptionalism is liberty. The ability to determine one’s own fate by making choices tempered by a moral foundation without interference from government, catapulted a peculiar and special people to the greatest nation in history. A nation that positively impacted society, […]

PENDER: Rough road ahead for motorists, politics

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 20th, 2014 at 7:29 am

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Filed Under: Legislature, MDOT, Public Safety, Taxes, Transportation

BY: Geoff Pender Many of our roads and bridges are in poor shape and expected to get worse from lack of maintenance. On present course, experts predict more than half the state’s roads will be un-travelable by 2030. Part of the problem is the state, with an ambitious road building program in the 1980s, added […]

MDOT funding Indian Mound Trail with $800,000 grant.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 9th, 2013 at 8:00 am

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Filed Under: Education, Federal Government, History, MDOT, Mississippi, MS State Government, Spending, Transportation

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has received an $800,000 grant to put up historical markers and create road pull-offs. The trail is envisioned to run 350 miles from Wilkinson County to DeSoto County. Among the trail’s major sites will be the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians in Natchez and Winterville Mounds State Park north […]

PEP Talk Podcast: Rep. Cecil Brown on the push to do away with inspection stickers in Mississippi.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 2nd, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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Filed Under: Cecil Brown, Democrats, John Polk, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Public Safety, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

Rep. Cecil Brown joined Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to discuss Brown’s bill HB 499. The bill would have done away with the state requirement for inspection stickers on motor vehicles. However, following passage in the State House by a 112 to 5 vote, the bill never made it out of committee in the State Senate. […]

Legislators to continue port tour today.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 2nd, 2013 at 7:30 am

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Gulf Coast, John Polk, Josh Harkins, Larry Byrd, Legislature, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service, Transportation

The state Senate’s Ports and Marine Resources Committee is continuing rounds Thursday to visit coastal ports, committee chairman Sen. Brice Wiggins said. Wednesday the group visited Bienville Port in Hancock County and the state Port of Gulfport. Thursday morning, they will be in Jackson County to tour the Port of Pascagoula. Two members from the […]

New port director to take “aggressive” action to create jobs through business development.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2013 at 6:35 am

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Federal Government, Governor, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Transportation

(The state port’s new executive director Jonathan) Daniels said he will finish work in Oswego before he begins his new job in Gulfport in early to mid-June. He will relocate to the Coast with his wife and four children. Both Daniels and (port president Jim) Simpson also praised port Chief Operating Officer Matt Wypyski for […]