Desoto Freshman Representative Robert Foster Expected To Announce Bid For Governor.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 6th, 2018 at 3:00 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: Desoto County, Elections, Events, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, North Mississippi, Politics

A Desoto County State House Representative will make an announcement Tuesday, December 11. Robert Foster’s announcement begins at 5:00. The event will be held at 2467 Memphis Street in Hernando, MS. At the venue 1 Memphis Street Foster is expected to announce his bid for Governor of Mississippi.

The $2 Trillion Wealth Transfer

By Brett Kittredge | December 4th, 2018 at 3:19 am

BY: Brett Kittredge / MS Center for Public Policy

Brett Kittredge is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

Filed Under: Brett Kittredge, Commentary, Contributor, Economy, Governor, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, National, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Taxes

Prosperity is closely linked to freedom-based public policies. If we want to grow and provide more opportunities in Mississippi, then let’s take the path that makes it easy to start a job, open a business, earn a side income, invest capital, serve customers, compete with incumbent businesses, and keep more of what we earn.

Partly True, and Only Partly True. So. Help Us. God

By Keith Plunkett | November 16th, 2018 at 9:05 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: Budget, Business, Commentary, Contributor, County Government, Economic Development, Economy, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, US Congress

‘MS still has the lowest per capita personal income, just as it has for nearly 90-years, and an abysmally low labor force participation rate (LFPR). It’s lower today, in fact, than in 1976, which was during one of the worst economic depressions in US history.’

What? This isn’t news?

It is to Governor Phil Bryant.

Legislators Spent $30 Million On New Crime Lab Building, But Still No Funds To Fully Operate It.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 25th, 2018 at 8:12 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: Budget, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Opinion, Public Safety, Spending

Mississippi spent more than $30 million just a couple of years ago building a modern, well-equipped facility, but it hasn’t put up the money to adequately operate it. The Crime Lab is running a third below full staffing.

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.

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

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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: 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.

After Underhanded Tactic By Legislature, US Supreme Court Ruling Clears Mississippi For Sports Betting

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 14th, 2018 at 11:14 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: Ethics, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

The Mississippi Legislature, unbeknownst to most lawmakers and citizens, legalized sports betting in Mississippi casinos last year by deleting a snippet of law that prohibited betting on any games that occur outside casinos. The deletion was made — and not announced to most lawmakers — in a measure dealing with regulation of fantasy sports.

Increasing the Cigarette Tax to Fund Road Maintenance in Mississippi? Not So Fast.

By Katherine Loughead | May 1st, 2018 at 12:49 pm

BY: Katherine Loughead / Policy Analyst — Tax Foundation

Katherine Loughead is a Policy Analyst with the Center for State Tax Policy at the Tax Foundation.

Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Philip Gunn, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

When linked to inflation, transportation-related taxes and infrastructure user fees generally help ensure that as long as infrastructure networks have reliable users, they have reliable funding. On the other hand, not only are cigarette taxes unrelated to infrastructure, but they also represent a declining revenue stream.