McDaniel Makes It Clear Why He Would Choose To Run Again For US Senate

By Keith Plunkett | February 28th, 2018 at 4:35 am

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: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, County Government, Culture, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, Remember Mississippi, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

This country needs a good debate on the philosophical issues that divide us. Some will agree, some will disagree, but at least they’ll hear something, for a change, besides insults and name calling.

State Legislative Budget Negotiations Nearing, Bills Pass Both House and Senate

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 14th, 2018 at 2:05 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, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

Leaders from the House and Senate typically work out final versions of legislative budget bills at the end of a three-month session. The deadline is in late March.

Round One: MS Charter School Supporters Win First Court Battle

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 13th, 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: Charter Schools, Education, Mississippi

A Hinds County judge ruled Tuesday that Mississippi’s charter schools are constitutional, handing an early win to charter school proponents in the first stage of what is expected to be a lengthy legal battle.

PSC Finally Brings Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Boondoggle To An End

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 7th, 2018 at 4:12 am

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Filed Under: Energy, Gulf Coast, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Service Commission

The project in Kemper County swelled to a cost of $7.5 billion from the initial estimate of $2.9 billion.

Use Taxes Keep State’s January Collections Slightly Above Revenue Estimates

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 7th, 2018 at 3:18 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Revenue, Taxes

The legislative leadership opted to adopt a conservative estimate after multiple years when the collections did not meet the estimate, forcing numerous rounds of budget cuts and in some instances the firing of state employees.

Mississippi 411: School Funding, Vaccine Exemptions, Alcohol, and Abortion.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 9:57 pm

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Filed Under: Abortion, Dan Eubanks, Desoto County, Education, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Pro-life, Republican, Steve Hopkins

In the latest episode of Mississippi 411 Reps Hopkins and Eubanks talk about school funding, vaccine exemptions, transporting alcohol in dry counties and restricting abortions after 15-weeks.

[VIDEO] MEMA Issues Warning Of Severe Weather Potential

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Feature Stories, MEMA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Pine Belt, Southwest Mississippi

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning of severe weather tonight and into Wednesday morning during heavy commuting hours.

MDE Releases NCLB School District Report Cards For 2016-2017 School Year

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 4:50 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Federal Government, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News

Mississippi Report Cards for the 2016-17 school year are now available at the Reports section of the Mississippi Department of Education website.

Remember Mississippi PAC Adds Additional $250,000 To Support McDaniel

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 31st, 2018 at 5:22 am

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Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, National, News, Political Action Groups, Politics, Remember Mississippi, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

Robert Uihlein donated another $250,000 this month to the pro-McDaniel group, and the super PAC is “confident of further support” from other conservative donors if McDaniel enters the Senate race, the group’s treasurer Tommy Barnett, said in a statement provided first to USA TODAY. The party’s establishment figures have raised big sums in the hopes […]

Education Funding In Legislature Brings Lawyers, PAC’s And Lobbyists Even When Lawmakers Agree.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 22nd, 2018 at 6:34 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, Commentary, Democrats, Education, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Political Action Groups, Politics, Republican, School Choice, Spending

Given the stakes in something like the education funding formula rewrite, can we not get a better effort at cooperation? If you’ve listened very closely to the education funding formula debate the last year or so, barely audible under the din, nearly all parties have at one point or another said they agree in overall […]