Debate Over School Choice Legislation Could Get Contentious

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 10th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Influential school choice advocates are pushing to allow all families in Mississippi to have the option of using state funds for private schools.

Oops! Rep. Greg Snowden Introduces Bill To Fly Mississippi’s Secession Flag.

By Keith Plunkett | January 6th, 2018 at 1:59 am

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Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, Greg Snowden, History, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, State Flag

If these history-challenged politicians are going to continue with the repetitive claptrap, is it too much to ask that they gather some basic facts first?

House Committees Pass Several MDOT Funding Bills Hoping Something Will Stick

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 5th, 2018 at 6:24 am

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Filed Under: Business, Legislature, MDOT, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

Speaker Philip Gunn made it clear to a room full of business leaders Thursday that the House is wasting no time to take action on roads and bridges. “Second day of the session, three of my committees in the House met and passed out some of those ideas and we’re going to continue to meet,” […]

Medicaid Director Resigns: Perhaps Legislators Should Look In The Mirror

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 22nd, 2017 at 2:47 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, health, Insurance, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Spending

If legislators wanted the hospitals to have a managed care contract with Medicaid, the solution was simple – mandate it in state law.

Former State Lawmaker Bennett Malone Dead At 73

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 17th, 2017 at 10:08 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, News

Longtime former state lawmaker Bennett Malone has died after a lengthy illness, his wife and House sources said Sunday morning. He was 73. Malone, a Democrat, held the House District 45 seat serving parts of Leake, Neshoba, Rankin and Scott counties, for 36 years. He was a former cattle farmer and businessman from Carthage.

Rep. John Moore Resigns House As Sexual Harrassment Allegations Are Revealed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 11th, 2017 at 11:12 am

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Filed Under: Culture, Ethics, Immorality, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Rankin County, Republican

Mississippi Today reports that Rep. John Moore, R-Brandon, a 22-year veteran of the Mississippi House of Representatives, resigned late Friday following multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn confirmed the allegations against Rep. John Moore but could not confirm if this led to his resignation. He did say investigation of the […]

District 54 Runoff To Decide New State Representative Tuesday.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 27th, 2017 at 2:50 am

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Elections, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics

Tuesday, District 54 will have a new representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Kevin Ford and Dr. Randy Easterling will face off in a runoff election to fill the unexpired term of former representative Alex Monsour who resigned in June after being elected South Ward Alderman in Vicksburg. District 54 covers part of Vicksburg […]

Referendum On MEC Supported Tax Increase Is “Fraught With Landmines” For Transportation Planners.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 7:02 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, Elections, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Transportation

Perhaps groups that are advocating for more transportation spending, such as the Mississippi Economic Council, could run a successful campaign to get voters to agree to a package of tax and fee increases.

But the MEC and other like-minded groups, no doubt, would have to think long and hard before endorsing such a referendum

Rep. Bomgar Urges Common Sense Over Opioid Regulation Push

By Keith Plunkett | November 20th, 2017 at 9:38 am

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Filed Under: Ethics, Joel Bomgar, Legislature, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Public Safety

Representative Joel Bomgar says a lot of what’s being done to get a handle on the opioid crisis is only making it worse.

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

By Keith Plunkett | November 17th, 2017 at 1:22 am

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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.