City of Biloxi Asks to Join Lawsuit Against Delbert Hosemann Over Land Dispute.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 30th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Biloxi, Business, Delbert Hosemann, Economic Development, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Taxes

Delbert Hosemann claims the state controls the property up to U.S. 90. Previously, the state has claimed only a sliver of the southern portion of the property, and signed leases based on that property line.

Will Legislation To Restrict Personal Use Of Campaign Funds Be Evenly Applied And Enforced?

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 23rd, 2017 at 6:30 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: Election Reform, Elections, Ethics, Mississippi, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Politics, Sally Doty

The Ethics Commission would be assigned to enforce the act and could fine violators $1,000, plus an amount equal to misspent campaign money. The measure also shifts from the secretary of state to the Ethics Commission the power to fine or seek legal orders against candidates and committees that don’t file campaign finance reports.

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

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, 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 […]

PLUNKETT: Feds Security Designation Of State Election Systems Another Cranny That Will Become A Chasm

By Keith Plunkett | January 12th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Elections, Ethics, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, National, Opinion, Politics, Tenth Amendment

Mississippi is especially vulnerable to appropriations that allow the federal government to whittle away at state control through grants and new federal requirements. With the 2016 Election behind us and a new incoming President and Republican controlled Congress, it might have felt for a moment to conservatives that we could breathe a little deeper. Sure, […]

#PEPPoll: Should Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann Use State Resources To Acquire Hundreds Of Acres Of Cat Island?

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

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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: #PEPPoll, Delbert Hosemann, Gulf Coast, MS Secretary of State, Spending

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PLUNKETT: Should Hosemann Be Expending State Resources On Cat Island? [#PEPPoll]

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 at 10:14 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: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, History, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Property rights, Republican, Spending

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has received the deed to 492 acres of Cat Island from BP. The state now owns 718 acres of the island. BP acquired the acreage, which is valued at approximately $13.7 Million, from the Boddie family in 2011. The Hattiesburg American report downplays the cost to Mississippi taxpayers. “The full […]

Hosemann Attempting to Stop Family Park in Biloxi, But Won’t Share Land Use Study with City

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 19th, 2016 at 5:48 pm

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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: Biloxi, Business, Delbert Hosemann, Economic Development, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, News, Politics

Round two of the contest of wills between the city and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich favoring plans for an amusement park adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Biloxi and Hosemann making a case keeping the location as a casino site. On Thursday, the Biloxi Planning Commission is scheduled to […]

WALTERS: Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann’s Politically Selective Oversight is Blatant Hypocrisy

By Ryan Walters | September 27th, 2016 at 6:38 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of “The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic.” Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, Politics, Republican, Thad Cochran

Recently, two Jackson-based Republican political operatives, Greg Brand and George Williams, entered no contest pleas for a misdemeanor charge concerning a printed campaign mailer distributed during the 2015 state election cycle. Their target was Madison mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler, who was running in the primary for State Auditor. The mailer ridiculed Hawkins-Butler but was also anonymously […]