Tishomingo County Soundly Rejects Tourism Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 6:52 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: County Government, Elections, News, North Mississippi, Taxes, Tourism

Tishomingo County voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a proposed tourism tax to be collected county-wide on restaurant sales. Complete election returns show “for” votes totaling 672 (33.8 percent) and against votes totaling 1,316 (66.2 percent). The referendum needed 60 percent in favor to pass. Turnout was 1,988, just 16 percent of the county’s active voters. […]

Fake News Submission: New Economic Development Announced For Sunflower County.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2017 at 2:49 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: Delta, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Inspirational, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Tourism, Weird News

Editors Note: The following is a fictitious, or “fake news” article created by a group of Mississippi PEP readers who gather for coffee once a week. They had such fun with it they decided to write it down and send it to us. Thanks to Rose and her friends for remaining loyal readers for so […]

On Your Dime: Legislature Gives Humanities Council $500,000 to Dole Out for Bicentennial Celebrations

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 18th, 2016 at 8:36 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: Culture, Governor, History, Legislature, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Spending, Tourism

Communities and organizations hosting events tied to Mississippi’s bicentennial celebration next year can receive a grant worth up to $10,000. The Mississippi Humanities Council, partnering with Visit Mississippi, the tourism arm of the Mississippi Development Authority, will begin accepting applications Dec. 1. The private non-profit group will be able to tap into a $500,000 pool […]

State agents with DOR are 'Cruising the Coast' this weekend looking for unpaid taxes.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 11th, 2014 at 8:31 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: Gulf Coast, MS State Government, Revenue, Taxes, Tourism

State revenue agents are on the lookout for property owners and operators renting beach lots to cruisers. The Mississippi Department of Revenue wants its 7 percent sales tax on the income from the rentals. Mississippi charges sales tax for transient cars, trucks, trailers and recreational vehicles parked for a fee. Paid parking lots and garages […]

Mississippi Tourism Director wants more funding.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 1st, 2014 at 9:25 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: Budget, Economic Development, MDA, Spending, Tourism

Mississippi’s tourism budget is among the lowest of any state in the country and while there are goals for increasing tourism, “The plan starts with more funding,” said Malcolm White, executive director of Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division. “This is a spend-money-to-make-money business,” he said. Competing states and destinations have much larger budgets, and he […]

Review of MDMR shows agency susceptible to “fraud, waste and abuse” new director says.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2013 at 8:14 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: Gulf Coast, Mississippi, MS State Government, Spending, Tourism

The head of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said Tuesday that the agency is “susceptible to fraud, waste and abuse” and must change its own work environment. Jamie Miller’s comments came as he released results of an accounting firm’s review of the agency. It was conducted during Miller’s first 60 days as executive director […]

Governor announces plans for minor league baseball stadium.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 30th, 2013 at 4:07 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: Biloxi, Economic Development, Gambling, Governor, Gulf Coast, Job Growth, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Spending, Tourism

Mississippi anticipates providing the City of Biloxi a $15 million grant to construct a minor league baseball stadium downtown, Gov. Phil Bryant announced today. The state’s anticipated financial assistance for the project comes from funds BP granted to Mississippi in 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “The oil spill of 2010 had a significant […]

Governor Bryant to announce Biloxi stadium plans

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 30th, 2013 at 6:35 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: Biloxi, Economic Development, Gulf Coast, Job Growth, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Tourism

Gov. Phil Bryant will be in Biloxi Thursday to announce plans for a minor league baseball stadium north of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on U.S. 90. He will be joined by Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and other local officials at the 3 p.m. announcement, during which Bryant will unveil the preliminary designs for […]

State casino’s April revenue worst since 1998.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 28th, 2013 at 1:03 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: Budget, Gambling, Mississippi, MS State Government, Revenue, Spending, Tourism

Mississippi casino revenue kept falling in April, with gamblers losing less than in any other April since 1998. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue fell 6 percent to $176.3 million. Year-over-year casino revenue has fallen in every month since July 2012. The state’s casinos, over the last 12 months, have collected only […]

How Mississippi Became Beer-Friendly

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 23rd, 2013 at 8:23 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: Beer, Economic Development, Ethics, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Tourism

Oxford’s inaugural beer festival is a direct indication of the alcohol reformation taking place in Mississippi. Most of the beers provided at the festival this year were illegal in the state less than a year ago. The state had and still has some strict and odd regulations when it comes to alcohol. Yet, since being […]