Why In The Wide-World Of ‘Workforce Training’ Would We Fear Our “Cherished” Government?

By Keith Plunkett | September 12th, 2017 at 6:07 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: Banking and Finance, Civil Rights, Common Core, Community Colleges, Contributor, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Spending

As long as government is controlling freedom under the guise of “workforce training” and “economic development” then Crawford should expect to hear a lot more from “various freedom movements.” I’ve been quick to personally commend syndicated columnist Bill Crawford when I felt he wrote a strong commentary on a particular subject. I have to say […]

Mental Healthcare, Education, Arts Pinched By State Cuts

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 9th, 2017 at 6:52 am

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Filed Under: Budget, East Mississippi, Education, Governor, Lauderdale County, Meridian, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Revenue, Spending

The proposed $5.8 billion general fund plan – a plan that is $134 million less than the current fiscal year budget – and the reduction will affect state agencies and departments. Though disappointed to not see more funding, the heads of several local agencies and departments say cuts for the next fiscal year will require a few adjustments, but most say nothing drastic.

MS Power Wants Kemper Plant To Run On Lignite Coal Despite Lower Cost Of Natural Gas

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 24th, 2017 at 6:28 am

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Energy, Mississippi, News, Public Service Commission

Despite the study, the company plans to press ahead with a proposed rate increase to cover the costs of building the plant’s two gasifiers, which convert lignite mined on site into synthesis gas to fuel the facility’s electricity-generating turbines.

What’s Another $51 Million Among Friends? Kemper Delay, Yet Again.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 31st, 2017 at 7:36 pm

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Spending

Watchdog.org’s Steve Wilson reports that once again Mississippi Power has announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Kemper Project clean coal power plant’s commercial operation date will be pushed back to next month. The delay will cost the utility $51 million in added costs for the plant, which is […]

Seriously? Another Month Long Delay To Take Cost Of Kemper Past $7 Billion

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 7th, 2017 at 7:30 am

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Filed Under: Business, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Eminent Domain, Energy, Ethics, Federal Government, Governor, Haley Barbour, Legislature, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics, Spending, State Bonds

The latest delay, confirmed Friday, pushes the plant’s price tag over $7 billion. Of the nearly $52 million increase caused by the delay, the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. says shareholders will pay $34 million. Ratepayers could be asked to pay the rest. The plant and associated coal mine were originally supposed to be finished […]

Now More Than Double Original Cost Estimates, MS Power Says Another Likely Delay For Experimental Kemper Power Plant

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 3rd, 2016 at 4:32 pm

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Energy, News

Mississippi Power Co. says it’s likely to again delay its Kemper County power plant, pushing completion of the $7 billion plant past the previous deadline of Dec. 31. “While it remains possible to meet that projected in-service date, based on the current status of start-up and commissioning activities, Mississippi Power now expects that the Kemper […]

MS Power Adds $25 Million to Kemper Plant Costs, Delays Start Date.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 5th, 2016 at 11:06 am

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Energy, News

Mississippi Power on Friday added a month to the date it expects to have the Kemper energy facility operational on lignite and increased the cost. The date was revised from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, and Mississippi Power said it needs an additional $25 million that will be paid by the utility and Southern Company […]

Raytheon Proposes Building Air Force Jet Trainer in Meridian

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 24th, 2016 at 4:02 pm

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Economic Development, Federal Government, Lauderdale County, Meridian, News, Public Safety

Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System, a proposed jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force, in Meridian, Mississippi. Should the Air Force approve the company’s proposal for the Advanced Pilot Training program, Raytheon would establish a final assembly and check-out facility at a site it has chosen in Meridian. “Our process […]

Anti-Christian Group Demanding Investigation of Newton High School Football Coach for Baptizing Player. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 22nd, 2016 at 11:23 am

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Filed Under: Christianity, Culture, East Mississippi, Faith, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, News

Newton High School is facing questions after word got out of a baptism of a football player by the team’s coach over the summer. The Newton High Tigers are having a pretty good season on the gridiron, but it’s what happened this summer that has a secular foundation asking questions. The coach says he did […]

Because There Isn’t More Important Work to Do: Kemper County Supes Outlaw Clown Costumes. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 21st, 2016 at 5:38 pm

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Filed Under: County Government, East Mississippi, Public Safety, Weird News

The Kemper County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance during its regular meeting on Monday that makes it unlawful for any person of any age to appear in public in Kemper County in a clown costume, clown mask or clown makeup. The ordinance was signed into effect by Kemper County Board President Johnny Whitsett […]