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 […]

Rep. Bomgar Urges Common Sense Over Opioid Regulation Push

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

[Video] Rep. Hank Zuber Will Again Introduce Legislation To Cut Frequency Of General Sessions

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 8th, 2017 at 2:16 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House

Rep. Hank Zuber says he will again introduce legislation in the Mississippi Legislature in 2018 to reduce  the legislative sessions to every two-years. Reducing The Size Of The Legislature Has Been Attempted Many Times Before, Including 2017.  

Will Budget Hearings Reveal Detached State Government Officials?

By Keith Plunkett | September 17th, 2017 at 9:58 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: Budget, Contributor, Events, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Philip Gunn, Politics, Spending, Tate Reeves

Legislative Budget Hearing is a missed opportunity for public discussion about what state government ought NOT to be doing to begin with.

The Legacy of the Welfare State and the Loss of Mississippi Grit

By Keith Plunkett | September 8th, 2017 at 6:10 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, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Mississippi’s current level of dependence — in terms of state government and in terms of individual — prove the welfare state accomplished what slavery and Jim Crow couldn’t.

Rep. Becky Currie Preps Bill To Cut MDE Superintendent Salary In 2018 Session

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 5th, 2017 at 10:27 pm

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Filed Under: Becky Currie, Education, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Spending, Superintendents

MDE State Superintendent Carey Wright pulls in more than twice the salary of Gov. Phil Bryant.

With Mississippi consistently ranked near the bottom in education in the country, Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, wants some changes to the next superintendent’s salary.

Nathan Wells To Be Paid $10K Per Month To Assist Speaker’s Office With Transition.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 30th, 2017 at 6:13 am

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Filed Under: Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Politics, Public Service, Spending

Nathan Wells, chief of staff to House Speaker Philip Gunn, will leave his full-time post but continue working for the speaker’s office as a $10,000-a-month contract worker.

Bill Crawford Suggests Lawmakers Approval Of Sports Betting Was Intentional.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 24th, 2017 at 7:03 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, Ethics, Gulf Coast, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Politics, Revenue, Sean Tindell, State Lottery, Tate Reeves

Legislators are saying they didn’t know the bill they passed this year to tax fantasy sports betting may open the door for Mississippi casinos to offer and control Las Vegas style sports betting. Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn are saying that was not the intent of […]