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 […]

MSU Retiree’s Readying For Action Over PERS Legislation

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 12th, 2017 at 6:06 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: Hob Bryan, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, News, PERS, PERS, Retirement, Spending

Possible changes to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) will be the focus of an expert panel discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Association of Retired Faculty (ARF). The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the Hunter Henry Center on the Mississippi State University campus is free and open to the public. ARF […]

PLUNKETT: Government Data Collection: It’s Not The Governments Story To Tell

By Keith Plunkett | July 21st, 2017 at 11:07 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: Civil Rights, Commentary, Common Core, Contributor, Economy, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress

Unelected state agency directors using government data collection information from a federally funded data program at a university heavily dependent on federal subsidy want to tell Mississippi’s story.

PLUNKETT: Nothing More Than “Syndicated Columnists”

By Keith Plunkett | October 13th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

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: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Ethics, Federal Government, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Ole Miss, Opinion, Politics, Thad Cochran

A few left-over’s from the glory days of the partnership of traditional media and politics still don’t seem to realize the train has left the station. A few are trying their damnedest to convince themselves and others that they are both part of the old partnership, yet also fully in tune with the new mindset […]

Report Shows Graduates of State Universities in Science and Tech Leave Mississippi, Degrees in Education and Health Care More Likely to Stay

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 7th, 2016 at 6:45 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: Education, health, Institutes of Higher Learning, Job Growth, Medical Care, Mississippi State University, News

Students from Mississippi’s public universities awarded degrees in education and the health care sector are the most likely to remain in the state five years after graduation while those who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are more likely to leave within a year, a study authorized by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher […]

Two MS Universities Remove State Flag

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 31st, 2016 at 1:12 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: Governor, History, Institutes of Higher Learning, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, News, Phil Bryant, State Flag

Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women confirmed Tuesday that they removed the flag from outdoor flagpoles over the summer. The universities’ actions came after state lawmakers failed to act on changing the flag this year. “The university community supports a flag that unites everyone in the state behind it,” said Jim Borsig, […]

MSU, MUW Rank Top in State for Grads’ Average Starting Salaries

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 28th, 2016 at 7:59 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: Golden Triangle, Institutes of Higher Learning, Job Growth, Mississippi State University, News

Golden Triangle institutions of higher learning rank high in 2016 analyses by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are ranked first and second in the state for graduates’ average starting salaries. According to SmartAsset, the average starting salary for MSU graduates is $46,400; for MUW graduates, the figure […]

MSU Pres. Keenum welcomes spending and tax review “working groups” in legislature to look at MSU’s efficiencies.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 19th, 2016 at 7:14 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, Education, Golden Triangle, Institutes of Higher Learning, Mark Keenum, Mississippi State University, Philip Gunn, Spending, Tate Reeves

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum spoke to a group gathered for the Mississippi State Stennis Institute/capitol press corps luncheon on Thursday morning. He said the Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning, “consistently has to increase tuition” due to a deficit created by the lack of state funding, “Still, he said the […]