Empower MS Hires Two Outreach Coordinators To Connect To More Parents Across State

By Keith Plunkett | June 12th, 2017 at 7:24 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: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Delta, Desoto County, Education, Empower Mississippi, Feature Stories, Gulf Coast, Influencing Institutions, Leadership, Liberty, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Politics, School Choice

Empower Mississippi has successfully pushed a number of education reform policies through the Legislature, including a program that allows students with disabilities to receive monetary assistance for educational expenses. On June 8, the organization announced the hiring of two community outreach coordinators, Anna Beth Houston and Constance White. Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced the two […]

Mississippi Capitol Designated As National Historic Landmark.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 5th, 2017 at 11:04 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: City of Jackson, Culture, Federal Government, History, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, National, News

Mississippi officials are celebrating the designation of the state Capitol as a National Historic Landmark. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and others took part in a ceremony Thursday inside the structure that is still a working statehouse. The Capitol cost only $1 million when it was built between 1901 and 1903. It has undergone multiple restoration […]

Jackson Officials Say Expect No Changes To Current Policy Over Immigration

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 9th, 2017 at 7:10 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: City of Jackson, Democrats, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Public Safety

Jackson city leaders have no plans to rollback an ordinance prohibiting police officers from questioning people about their immigration status, which some state officials have said makes the capital city a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Jackson’s persistence comes amid state and federal promises to crack down on illegal immigration and cities that aid undocumented immigrants. […]

Students Setting Off Metal Detectors, Unstaffed Classes And Buses Arriving Late Among Chaos Found At JPS High School

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 9:16 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: City of Jackson, Education, MDE, News, Public Safety, Superintendents, Teachers

The state Board of Education is giving Jackson schools a chance to fix accreditation problems, but Mississippi’s second-largest school district may have only a short window to avoid a state takeover. The board voted 4-1 Thursday to approve a corrective action plan submitted by the 27,000-student district after it was placed on probation in August. […]

WAPT Runs Lopsided Anti-Trump Report

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 10th, 2016 at 11:06 pm

WAPT Runs Lopsided Anti-Trump Report

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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: City of Jackson, Culture, Elections, Ethics, Federal Government, Immigration, News, Politics

WAPT Runs Report of Immigrant Reaction to Election of Trump, But Doesn’t Interview Any Immigrants WAPT Reporter Ryan Houston filed a report for the metro area news station on Wednesday about immigrants reaction to the election of Donald Trump as president. However, it appears the report left out one key component. They didn’t interview any […]

Sen. Horhn Wants Another Shot at Running Capitol City

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 26th, 2016 at 8:26 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: City of Jackson, Elections, John Horhn, Leadership, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi State Senate, News, Politics

A state senator is getting back into Jackson’s mayoral race after having decided against it months ago. Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson, who’s serving his fifth term in the Mississippi Senate, believes his experience in the legislature can help the capital city foster much-needed relationships with the state and federal government. “You’ve got to have a […]

Jackson City Council Votes to Borrow $16 Million, Priester Warns Capitol City Could Become Another Detroit.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 23rd, 2016 at 10:03 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, City of Jackson, Leadership, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Public Service, Spending, Taxes

Council members caught flak for effectively defunding the city’s Grove Park golf course when a record-setting number of people, as described by Councilman Ashby Foote, attended the Tuesday council meeting to speak out against the closure. Officials said they didn’t even know the budget they passed defunded the Greater Jackson Art’s Council. The executive director […]