[VIDEO] MEMA Issues Warning Of Severe Weather Potential

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Feature Stories, MEMA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Pine Belt, Southwest Mississippi

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning of severe weather tonight and into Wednesday morning during heavy commuting hours.

PLUNKETT: Which State Agencies Spent The Most Money And Gave More Pay Raises During 2016 Spending Spree? [Interactive Chart]

By Keith Plunkett | January 20th, 2017 at 8:45 am

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Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Economy, Ethics, Keith Plunkett, MDA, MDE, MDEQ, MDOC, MDOT, Medicaid, MEMA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS Attorney General, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Opinion, PERS, Politics, Public Service Commission, Spending, Taxes, Treasurer

The Hattiesburg American published a report by Clarion Ledger Political Reporter Geoff Pender on Monday, January 16 that: “a report requested by lawmakers and making the rounds at the Capitol shows that 74 state agencies, for the first five months of this fiscal year, gave $12.4 million in raises to 3,396 employees. It shows that […]

Former Director of MS Emergency Management Implicated in Probe of Misuse of FEMA Funds

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 12th, 2016 at 4:22 pm

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Filed Under: Ethics, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, MEMA, MS State Government, News

Questions surround Robert Latham’s claims he knew little as state emergency management director about problems with a program to fortify Coast homes that could leave taxpayers on the hook for $30 million. Those questions threaten to tarnish the legacy of the man who saw the state through Hurricane Katrina and its initial recovery. Lee Smithson, […]

MEMA unable to find documentation for $30.5 million in Katrina relief contracts, Feds suspending reimbursement.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 19th, 2016 at 11:12 am

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Gulf Coast, MEMA, MS State Government, News, Spending

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will suspend reimbursement of nearly $30 million to the state of Mississippi for disaster mitigation work because of lax state oversight and financial irregularities in a program to strengthen homes against wind damage following Hurricane Katrina. An audit report by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland […]

Statewide radio system up and running, Legislature may consider fees.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 13th, 2013 at 7:10 am

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Filed Under: Law Enforcement, Legislature, MEMA, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Safety, Public Service

Six years after initial work began in 2007 on the statewide (emergency radio) system, the more than $221 million Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network is basically completed. Officials said last week that an official in DeSoto County in extreme north Mississippi can now communicate on the wireless radio network with someone in the Mississippi Sound on […]

Gov. Bryant declares State of Emergency for several counties following severe weather.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 26th, 2012 at 8:10 am

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Filed Under: Governor, Gulf Coast, MEMA, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Public Safety, Republican

Gov. Phil Bryant declared a State of Emergency for several Mississippi counties after severe storms moved through the state today. “Deborah and I extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those who were affected by the storms today,” Gov. Bryant said. “As local and state officials work together to assess the damages, this State […]

MEMA’s Executive Director Robert Latham testifies at Congressional hearing that federal red tape needs to be cut.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 4th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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Filed Under: Federal Government, MEMA, Mississippi, MS State Government

In a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill about recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy, Mississippi’s top emergency-management official told Congress that federal dollars need to be released to disaster relief officials sooner. Government red tape can hold up money for people affected by storms such as Sandy, said Robert Latham, the executive director of the Mississippi […]

Plunkett: Mississippians should collectively take a look in the mirror.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 28th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Democrats, Economic Development, Education, Entitlements, Ethics, Federal Government, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, MEMA, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Revenue, Spending, Unemployment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Entitlements are killing our country, and Mississippi is a big part of the problem. The sooner we get a grasp on that fact the better. When Mitt Romney was caught on video talking about the 47% that would never vote for him because they believe in government handouts it was […]

WLOX Editorial: We applaud Governor Phil Bryant for his port involvement

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 20th, 2012 at 8:09 am

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Governor, Gulf Coast, Job Growth, MEMA, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Public Safety, Republican

Hurricane Isaac proved that the Port of Gulfport can safely evacuate trailers and other equipment in advance of a storm. We now understand why Governor Phil Bryant is questioning whether the port should continue with a post Katrina plan to raise the port’s elevation to 25 feet. The governor says it would be better to […]

FEMA approves $5.5 million for assistance in Mississippi so far.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 11th, 2012 at 8:14 am

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Filed Under: Gulf Coast, Insurance, MEMA, Mississippi, Pascagoula, Public Safety, Spending

Federal emergency management officials hit the ground running as soon as the president declared a major state of emergency Aug. 29 to offer support to Hurricane Isaac disaster survivors. The biggest message coming from the federal agency has been: Register for help. As of Monday, $5,481,684 has been approved for financial assistance statewide, FEMA spokesman […]