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 / Editor

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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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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. […]

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Warns Of “Very Severe” State Budget Cuts.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 27th, 2017 at 8:05 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Governor, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Phil Bryant, Revenue, Spending, State Bonds, State Lottery, Vicksburg

Former Legislator George Flaggs, now Mayor of Vicksburg, is warning city officials to prepare for financial setbacks related to emergency spending cuts of the state budget by Governor Phil Bryant. The Vicksburg Post reports that Flaggs discussed the potential effect of the cuts on the city with city division heads Friday, and has asked accounting […]

Aquatic Center? The Newest Proposal To Spend Money The State Doesn’t Have For A Project Most Mississippians Will Never Use.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2017 at 6:06 am

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Budget, Cory Wilson, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Legislature, Madison County, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Spending, State Bonds

An 88,700-square-foot facility at an estimated cost of $33.6 million has been proposed for land to be donated by the city of Ridgeland for the Mississippi Aquatic Center. The facility would rely on corporate sponsorships — including the possibility of naming rights for big participants — and fees. It also would need a bond issue […]

Vicksburg Post: Gov. Bryant’s State Of The State Nod To Chad Shealy And Vicksburg-Warren School District Well Deserved

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 21st, 2017 at 5:58 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Education, Governor, Inspirational, Leadership, Mississippi Municipalities, Phil Bryant, Vicksburg

In Tuesday night’s State of the State address, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant singled out the Vicksburg Warren School District and its superintendent, Chad Shealy. Bryant praised the district’s Academy of Innovation, which works to hone the knowledge of Vicksburg and Warren County seventh and eighth graders who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. […]

Judge Declares Mistrial In Case Against Hinds County DA. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 4th, 2017 at 4:50 pm

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Filed Under: Democrats, Ethics, Hinds County, Law Enforcement, News, Politics

The Clarion Ledger reports that Judge Larry Roberts declared a mistrial in the criminal case against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. READ ARTICLE

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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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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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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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 […]