Barbour’s Mississippi History Suggests BGR Claims Could Stand Double-Checking

By Keith Plunkett | October 20th, 2018 at 3:40 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: Commentary, Contributor, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Haley Barbour, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, National, News, Opinion, Politics

How many times has Barbour been provided a hefty reward for lobbying after he had claimed he wasn’t?

New Report Details Why Federal Disability System Is On The Brink Of Failure

By Keith Plunkett | October 19th, 2018 at 1:37 pm

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: Budget, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Spending

The current federal disability system is broken and desperately needs reform. The program has diverged from its original design as a safety net for the permanently and severely disabled,instead becoming a lifestyle for too many adults with manageable work limits. While many of these recipients have substantial disabilities, many individuals have much more manageable work limitations and are more work-capable in the modern American economy.

Charter School Authorizers Approve Two New Schools In Jackson

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 17th, 2018 at 7:49 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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, City of Jackson, Delta, Education, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News

The board rejected an application by MS Delta Academies to open a school serving grades 6-8 in Leflore County.

State Government Fiscal Health Correlates Strongly With Legislative Term Limits

By Paul Jacob | October 17th, 2018 at 12:36 am

BY: Paul Jacob / President/Liberty Initiative Fund

Paul Jacob is president of the Liberty Initiative Fund, a national organization helping citizens place issues on the ballot to protect individual liberty and hold government accountable.

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Leadership, Legislature

Four of the top five fiscally healthy states on the Mercatus Center listings are term limit states.

How many of Mercatus’ bottom five states maintain term limits?

Zero.

Auditor’s Investigation Into Canton Municipal Utilities Purchasing Finds Widespread Violations

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 16th, 2018 at 2:59 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Democrats, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Spending

The largest single demand was issued to the former executive director Kenneth Wayne Jones in the amount of $78,612, which includes an illegal severance settlement agreement paid by Canton Municipal Authority to Jones, and several electronic items.

Rediscovering Civility Starts With Freedom From Government Coercion

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 15th, 2018 at 10:19 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: Civil Rights, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Principles of Freedom, Property rights

Mississippi’s biggest problems aren’t going to be solved by party politics, racial identity politics or continuing corporate cronyism. Centralized government has to be removed from the equation entirely.

Rep. Dana Criswell Endorses Chris McDaniel for US Senate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 10th, 2018 at 10:37 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: Chris McDaniel, Desoto County, Elections, Endorsement, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, US Congress

Rep. Criswell becomes the second DeSoto County elected official to throw his support behind McDaniel.

Mississippi Senate Holds Hearing About Felony Voting Ban

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 8th, 2018 at 11:32 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

A Mississippi Senate committee has held a meeting to hear concerns about the state’s lifetime voting ban for felons convicted of certain crimes. WLBT-TV reported Friday that Senate Judiciary B committee heard from several people living with the ban. Mississippi is one of several states that impose a lifetime voting ban on people convicted of […]

Weaponizing “Scorecards” and the Folks that Lie About Them

By Will Hall | June 12th, 2018 at 7:04 am

BY: Will Hall / Contributor

Filed Under: Business, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, Will Hall

If doing exactly what a lobbyist wants you to do is courageous or if voting for hundreds of millions in pet projects is conservative, then Cindy Hyde-Smith is the most courageous conservative Mississippi could ever ask for.

Only 6,000 Requests For Absentee Ballots Indicates Probable Low Turnout For June 5 Primaries.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 30th, 2018 at 8:01 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: Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Politics

With 1.8 million registered voters, only about 6,000 people have requested absentee ballots. Mississippi’s top elections official said Tuesday that a “disappointing” number of absentee ballots have been requested for the June 5 party primaries for U.S. House and Senate. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said in a state with 1.8 million registered voters, only […]