Medicaid Expansion: Republican Candidates Avoid Reasoned Positions Or Straight Answers

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 15th, 2019 at 5:40 pm

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: Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, Governor, Insurance, Jim Hood, Leadership, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Obamacare, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Tate Reeves

Democrat candidates for both offices provide definitive answers on their support for expansion. Only one Republican candidate for governor, Tate Reeves, provides a clear answer against expanding Medicaid in Missippi. However, he provided no deeper explanation as to his reasoning except the somewhat generic explanation of “protecting taxpayers.” Where’s the adherence to the conservative principle of […]

Gov. Bryant Lacks Resolve To Practice What He Preaches.

By Keith Plunkett | January 5th, 2019 at 1:38 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: Commentary, Contributor, Feature Stories, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics

Whether we’re talking about dependence on government or dependence on junk food, it’s more than a little hypocritical to speak of how someone else, or of how someone else’s children, should live their lives without first mustering the resolve to heed his own advice.

District 6 State Rep. Dana Criswell Announces Bid For Re-Election.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 10th, 2018 at 6:40 pm

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Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Dana Criswell, Elections, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Olive Branch, Politics, Public Service, Republican

State Rep. Dana Criswell officially announced today he would seek re-election to the Mississippi House of Representatives.

President Trump Right: Census Report Finds 63-Percent Of Non-Citizens on Welfare.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 5th, 2018 at 3:07 am

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Immigration, Leadership, News, Principles of Freedom, Public Safety

The numbers are huge. The report said that there are 4,684,784 million non-citizen households receiving welfare.

And nearly all, 4,370,385, have at least one worker in the house.

‘41’ — Former President George H. W. Bush Dead At Age 94

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 30th, 2018 at 11:55 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: Federal Government, Leadership, National, News, Politics, Public Service

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

As IHL Begins Search For Next Ole Miss Chancellor, Community Hopes For Bold Leader

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 29th, 2018 at 5:11 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: Civil Rights, Education, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Leadership, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Principles of Freedom, State Flag

The IHL board will spend the next months navigating a field of applicants tinted by an array of often contrasting interests in who will be the next chancellor of Ole Miss. Regardless of their opinions of Chancellor Vitter, people in the university community want to see someone bold step into the Lyceum this year.

Partly True, and Only Partly True. So. Help Us. God

By Keith Plunkett | November 16th, 2018 at 9:05 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: Budget, Business, Commentary, Contributor, County Government, Economic Development, Economy, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, US Congress

‘MS still has the lowest per capita personal income, just as it has for nearly 90-years, and an abysmally low labor force participation rate (LFPR). It’s lower today, in fact, than in 1976, which was during one of the worst economic depressions in US history.’

What? This isn’t news?

It is to Governor Phil Bryant.

Trump Administration Took 176 Deregulatory Actions In 2018 Saving $23 Billion

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 20th, 2018 at 7:44 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, Economy, Federal Government, Leadership, National, News, Republican, Spending

The Trump administration on Wednesday reported $23 billion in savings from 176 deregulatory actions in fiscal year 2018. Even more consequential, the administration has issued 65 percent fewer “significant” rules—those with costs that exceed $100 million a year—than the Obama administration, and 51 percent fewer than the Bush administration, after 22 months in office.

State Government Fiscal Health Correlates Strongly With Legislative Term Limits

By Paul Jacob | October 17th, 2018 at 12:36 am

BY: Paul Jacob / President/Liberty Initiative Fund

Paul Jacob is president of the Liberty Initiative Fund, a national organization helping citizens place issues on the ballot to protect individual liberty and hold government accountable.

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Leadership, Legislature

Four of the top five fiscally healthy states on the Mercatus Center listings are term limit states.

How many of Mercatus’ bottom five states maintain term limits?

Zero.

Mike Espy Hints At Possible Rescheduling Of Debate In US Senate Race

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 16th, 2018 at 11:56 am

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Democrats, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Issues, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Politics, US Congress

Mike Espy, a Democrat candidate running for the US Senate in Mississippi’s special election, hinted at his willingness to reschedule a debate on Tuesday. Previously scheduled debates were scrapped after Cindy Hyde-Smith, the temporary Senator appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant, backed out of participating, prompting Espy to follow suit. Chris McDaniel has repeatedly called on […]