PLUNKETT: 83 Links: The Timeline of a Yearlong Battle Against Obamacare in Mississippi.

By Keith Plunkett | October 25th, 2016 at 3:47 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: #PEPPoll, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, Giles Ward, Governor, Greg Snowden, Gregg Harper, Haley Barbour, health, History, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Podcast, Politics, Roger Wicker, Russ Latino, Spending, Steven Palazzo, Tate Reeves

Chances are you’ve already read the latest headline this morning about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Turns out it’s not all that affordable. Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s […]

PEP Talk Podcast: Mississippi historically not as partisan as you may think.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 3rd, 2013 at 4:38 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: Elections, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Republican

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Geoff Pallay is Director of Research at the Lucy Burns Institute, sponsors of Ballotpedia and Judgepedia. He joined me to discuss the new study “Who Runs the States”, an in-depth analysis of 22 years of data on partisanship in state government. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/95280728″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] This […]

PEP Talk Podcast: Dr. Randy Easterling discusses the pressure of Medicaid expansion on Mississippi’s doctors.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 31st, 2013 at 3:58 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: Democrats, Entitlements, Federal Government, Governor, health, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Public Safety, Spending, Taxes

Dr. Randy Easterling, the past president of the Mississippi Medical Association, talks with Managing Editor Keith Plunkett about how the expansion of Medicaid in Mississippi would further pressure doctors and decrease access to health care to Mississippi’s most needy. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/94857214″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Related articles Snowden: Medicaid expansion not economic development, […]

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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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

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. […]

PEP Talk Podcast: Treasurer Fitch discusses the outcome of the MPACT audit and the future of the program.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2013 at 4:49 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: Education, Keith Plunkett, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Spending, Treasurer

In the latest PEP Talk Podcast, Treasurer Lynn Fitch joined Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to discuss the outcome of the audit of the Mississippi Prepaid College Tuition program, and how the MPACT Board may proceed to save the program from insolvency. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/90203773″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] This PEP Talk Podcast is brought […]

Plunkett: Treasurer Fitch’s “Conservative Borrowing Plan” will give citizens valuable information regarding state debt.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 20th, 2013 at 6:26 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: Contributor, Education, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, Tate Reeves, Treasurer

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting and interviewing Treasurer Lynn Fitch in her office in Jackson for one of our PEP Talk Podcasts. It was a pleasure to speak with Lynn, as it always is. She knows her stuff and, true to her trade as a […]

PEP Talk Podcast: Treasurer Lynn Fitch talks Financial Literacy, MPACT and state debt planning.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 4th, 2013 at 8:32 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, Contributor, Education, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, Treasurer

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett I joined Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch for our latest PEP Talk Podcast. She discussed ongoing efforts to get a Financial Literacy course requirement for High School Seniors out of the Legislature and to the Governor’s desk. We discussed the outlook of the MPACT Pre-Paid College Savings Program following an audit […]

PEP Talks Podcast: Senate Amendments to Concealed Carry Privacy Bill could endanger enforcement

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 22nd, 2013 at 3:25 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: Concealed Carry, Federal Government, Gun Control, Lee County, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Public Safety, Public Service, Republican, Second Amendment, Tate Reeves

Senator Will Longwitz and Rep. Mark Baker join Mississippi PEP Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to talk about HB 485 and amendments made to the bill in the Mississippi State Senate that could hamper it’s enforcement. The bill would keep private the identities of Concealed Carry Permit holders in Mississippi in the face of attempts by […]

Exclusive: Senator McDaniel discusses Mississippi’s efforts to halt enforcement of federal gun control.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 23rd, 2013 at 1:13 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, Federal Government, Governor, Gun Control, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Podcast, Politics, Republican, Second Amendment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Senator Chris McDaniel sat down with me at the state Capitol prior to Governor Phil Bryant’s State of the State Address. We discussed legislative efforts to halt enforcement of gun control in Mississippi following President Barack Obama issuing 23 Executive Orders. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/76156909″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

PEP Talk Podcast: 12-17-12: Keith Plunkett and Commissioner Mike Chaney debate the Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 17th, 2012 at 12:47 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: Contributor, Entitlements, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Mike Chaney, Mississippi, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Republican, Spending

DECEMBER 17,2012: A debate with Commissioner Mike Chaney over the Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett 12-17-12: For all that Mississippi Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says he knows about the implementation of the ObamaCare compliant Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange, there is still much that he admittedly doesn’t know since many […]