MAEP Was A Great Achievement For Republicans, Until It Wasn’t

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 18th, 2018 at 9:48 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, Education, Haley Barbour, History, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending

Every Republican who was in the Legislature in 2006 and is in the Legislature now voted for the (Mississippi Adequate Education Program) with the understanding that it guaranteed full funding after a three-year phase-in. Then-Gov. Haley Barbour, surrounded by most Republican members of the Legislature, hosted a news conference in his state Capitol office touting […]

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.

Debate Over School Choice Legislation Could Get Contentious

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 10th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Influential school choice advocates are pushing to allow all families in Mississippi to have the option of using state funds for private schools.

Tupelo Mayor Delays City Council Order To Fly State Flag, Then Abruptly Orders It Removed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 9th, 2018 at 12:27 pm

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Filed Under: Ethics, History, Lee County, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, News, State Flag

An order approved on a racially divided 5-2 vote in 2016 ordered that the Mississippi state flag would fly on any municipal property with more than one flag pole. Shelton stated during a press conference Tuesday that the council’s previous decision was an order not an ordinance and is thus not binding on a new term.

DA Michael Guest Wastes No Time, Files To Run In CD-3 To Replace Harper.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 5th, 2018 at 2:46 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, Gregg Harper, Michael Guest, Mississippi, News, Politics, Republican, US Congress

District Attorney Michael Guest, a Republican, filed qualifying papers Friday afternoon for the 3rd Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper. Harper announced Thursday he would not seek a sixth term this year, citing family considerations. READ: District Attorney Michael Guest running for Congress to replace Gregg Harper in #MS03

If SPLC Charter Schools Lawsuit Successful Legislature Would Have To Devise New Funding Method

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 24th, 2017 at 5:00 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Education, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News, School Choice

The Charter schools lawsuit points to two sections in the Mississippi constitution that say a school district’s ad valorem taxes – or local funding – may only be used for the district to maintain schools it oversees.

Medicaid Director Resigns: Perhaps Legislators Should Look In The Mirror

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 22nd, 2017 at 2:47 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, health, Insurance, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Spending

If legislators wanted the hospitals to have a managed care contract with Medicaid, the solution was simple – mandate it in state law.

Mason-Dixon Poll Shows Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves Trailing AG Jim Hood, Gov. Bryant’s Job Approval Down

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 22nd, 2017 at 1:38 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Elections, Governor, Jim Hood, Leadership, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Tate Reeves

Statewide, 43% of registered voters support AG Jim Hood, while 37% back Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and a very significant 20% are undecided.

Sen. Thad Cochran’s “Feeble Performance” And Health Deteriorating

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 21st, 2017 at 1:27 pm

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Mississippi, National, News, Politics, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Fellow Republican Senator Says Most Believe Cochran Will Resign On January 1, 2018. Sen. Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, hasn’t presided over a hearing since early September. The Mississippi Republican has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and he’s introduced only two bills during that time, both of […]

Former State Lawmaker Bennett Malone Dead At 73

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 17th, 2017 at 10:08 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, News

Longtime former state lawmaker Bennett Malone has died after a lengthy illness, his wife and House sources said Sunday morning. He was 73. Malone, a Democrat, held the House District 45 seat serving parts of Leake, Neshoba, Rankin and Scott counties, for 36 years. He was a former cattle farmer and businessman from Carthage.