WLOX EDITORIAL BOARD: Audit Of MS Dept. Of Education Reveals Need For Serious Checks And Balances

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 29th, 2017 at 4:24 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: Biloxi, Commentary, Education, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Spending

We recently learned that the Mississippi Department of Education misspent tens of millions of dollars. The department had to cut after school grants to repay federal money that was spent on programs for which they were not approved. Audits revealed the problem. Accountability in the education accounting department was obviously lacking. The state says it […]

WALTERS: McDaniel’s Religious Liberties Act Protects Fellowship Of Christian Athletes In Stone County School District Case

By Ryan Walters | April 23rd, 2017 at 7:46 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, County Government, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Republican, Ryan Walters, Stone County

Despite the confusion, and legal ignorance displayed by officials at the government-run school, once the law was revealed to them by attorneys at the Liberty Institute the issue was eventually resolved in favor of the religious liberties of the students. The FCA was granted permission to distribute God’s Word on campus.

Former Biloxi Mayor, State Legislator And Judge Danny Guice Dead At 92

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 14th, 2017 at 2:05 pm

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Filed Under: Biloxi, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News

Former Biloxi Mayor Daniel “Danny” Guice, who lived in the city all his life, died Thursday at age 92. Guice had been a state legislator, three-term mayor of Biloxi from 1961 to 1973 and a county court judge. “Danny Guice was a beloved individual,” Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said. “He was a benevolent leader […]

Internet Sales Tax Will Drive Up Compliance Costs, Disincentivize Growth And Reduce Jobs For MS Web Based Companies

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 9th, 2017 at 7:25 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: Business, Commentary, Economy, Ethics, Gulf Coast, Job Growth, Liberty, Long Beach, Mississippi, Opinion, Revenue, Taxes, Unemployment

The vast majority of web-based businesses are small to medium-sized purveyors of specialty goods, with national or global customer bases which cannot be economically served through the “bricks and mortar” business model. Other web-based businesses have attacked narrow segments of the large retailers’ offerings, competing more efficiently without the associated overhead. While tax-free has undoubtedly benefitted internet commerce, it is not the sole reason for the explosive growth of this segment. It is the opportunity to now cripple these nimble, internet-based competitors which has united the big box retailers and mega-internet participants. Governments of all size, enticed by the promise of more tax revenue, are now being recruited in this effort.

Hewes Seeking Second Term As Gulfport Mayor

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 4th, 2017 at 5:55 pm

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Filed Under: Billy Hewes, Gulfport, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Service, Republican

As mayor, Hewes has overseen a continued revitalization effort of the Gulfport downtown area and Jones Park. Adjacent to downtown and the nearby Port of Gulfport, which received nearly $600 million in federal aid following Hurricane Katrina, Jones Park is frequently the site of music festivals and events and is to become more accessible to visitors by a bridge over U.S. 90 linking the park to downtown.

Governor Bryant Christens Two MDMR Boats

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 13th, 2017 at 8:56 am

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Filed Under: Governor, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, MS State Government, Pascagoula, Phil Bryant, Spending

Gov. Phil Bryant popped the top on a bottle of bubbly Thursday afternoon and christened two Mississippi Department of Marine Resources boats. Bryant joined MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller and other state and local officials for the blessing of the Conservationist, an oyster lugger, and the Admiral Dewey, a Marine Patrol vessel named for Bryant. […]

#PEPPoll: Should Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann Use State Resources To Acquire Hundreds Of Acres Of Cat Island?

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

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Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Delbert Hosemann, Gulf Coast, MS Secretary of State, Spending

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PLUNKETT: Should Hosemann Be Expending State Resources On Cat Island? [#PEPPoll]

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 at 10:14 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, History, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Property rights, Republican, Spending

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has received the deed to 492 acres of Cat Island from BP. The state now owns 718 acres of the island. BP acquired the acreage, which is valued at approximately $13.7 Million, from the Boddie family in 2011. The Hattiesburg American report downplays the cost to Mississippi taxpayers. “The full […]

City of Biloxi Files Lawsuit Against Shuckers’ Owners For Not Living Up To Baseball Stadium Deal

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 10th, 2016 at 7:53 am

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Filed Under: Biloxi, Economic Development, Mississippi Municipalities, News

The honeymoon is over after two seasons of minor league baseball, with the city filing a lawsuit Monday in Chancery Court against Biloxi Baseball and Overtime Sports Management, owners of the Biloxi Shuckers. The city says in the lawsuit that it has been unable to determine how much Biloxi Baseball owes the city for rent, […]