Economic Developer Higgins Shreds MDA Director Glenn McCullough For Allowing Ego To Undermine Organization.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 19th, 2017 at 12:35 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: Culture, Economic Development, Ethics, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Spending

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins claims the Mississippi Development Authority is undermining — not promoting — economic development efforts in the state. Higgins, a nationally renowned economic developer who has led the LINK for more than 14 years, said MDA’s philosophy is flawed on numerous fronts, and the organization lacks both the […]

Governor Trying A Softer Approach To Reducing State Bureaucracy

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 18th, 2017 at 11:07 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: Budget, Civil Rights, Commentary, Delbert Hosemann, Governor, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Property rights, Spending

Roughly 200 small state agencies, boards and commissions collectively collect and spend millions of dollars. Gov. Phil Bryant, bless his heart, has again called for a check on state government bureaucracy spending as he has to little avail since 2012. In his budget recommendation for the coming year, he’s calling for a “shared services model” […]

Mississippi Department of Education Tech Chief Leaving Post Under Cloud Of Suspicion.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 17th, 2017 at 6:28 pm

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Filed Under: Carey Wright, Education, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News

A Mississippi Department of Education executive at the center of questions about the department’s contracting practices is resigning. Chief of Technology and District Transformation John Porter is leaving the department at the end of November for “personal reasons,” spokeswoman Jean Cook told The Associated Press on Friday. Cook said Porter’s departure had nothing to do […]

Mississippi Economic Council Echo Chamber: Coming To A Town Near You.

By Keith Plunkett | November 17th, 2017 at 1:22 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: Contributor, Feature Stories, Issues, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Meridian, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

With time and gobs of money, and plenty of echo chamber events like these and the Hobnob held a few weeks ago, the Mississippi Economic Council is betting they will eventually get the answers they’re looking for.

Ethics: Why Government Agencies Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Retain Personal Data.

By Keith Plunkett | November 9th, 2017 at 6:12 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: Bay St. Louis, Civil Rights, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Liberty, Medicaid, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Public Safety

Citizens should be wary of how government might use or lose their individual private information. A review by the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance, Evaluation, Expenditure and Review (PEER) has found several problems with the way state agencies handle confidential information. While there are a number of protective practices that should be put in place, this […]

[Video] Rep. Hank Zuber Will Again Introduce Legislation To Cut Frequency Of General Sessions

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 8th, 2017 at 2:16 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House

Rep. Hank Zuber says he will again introduce legislation in the Mississippi Legislature in 2018 to reduce  the legislative sessions to every two-years. Reducing The Size Of The Legislature Has Been Attempted Many Times Before, Including 2017.  

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Considering Run For Lt. Governor in 2019.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 7th, 2017 at 10:56 am

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Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, George Flaggs, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Service, Vicksburg

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. may be considering a return to the state capital; this time as lieutenant governor. Flaggs, who retired in 2012 to run for Vicksburg mayor after serving 25 years as the state representative for District 55, said Monday on the Paul Gallo radio show he would make a decision in six months […]

Chris McDaniel Says McConnell’s DACA Deal With Democrats A Bad Idea

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 4th, 2017 at 6:50 pm

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Federal Government, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Mississippi State Senate, National, News, Public Safety, Republican, US Congress

Conservative Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, a likely challenger to Republican establishment Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) in the 2018 U.S. Senate primary in the Magnolia State, told Breitbart News’s Washington political editor, Matt Boyle, host of Breitbart News Saturday on Sirius XM, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is wrong to consider cutting a […]

Government Should Not Own Vacant Property

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 26th, 2017 at 7:57 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: Commentary, County Government, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, MS State Government, Opinion, Revenue, Spending

There are far too many buildings and land in our state and across the country owned by the local, state or federal government that are not being used.

MS Supreme Court Settles Long-Standing MAEP Funding Dispute

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 19th, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Governor, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Ronnie Musgrove, Spending

State Supreme Court says there is no state mandate to fully fund K-12 education The Mississippi Supreme Court says there is no mandatory requirement for the Legislature to fully fund K-12 education in the state. The court Thursday let stand a Hinds County chancery judge’s ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 school […]