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.

Federal Government Hits New Debt Ceiling Of $20.493 Trillion

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 12th, 2017 at 10:47 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Economy, Entitlements, Federal Government, National, News, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, US Congress

Meet the new debt ceiling: $20.493 trillion The debt ceiling was suspended for about three months in September, which allowed the federal government to borrow as much money as it needed during that period. The government borrowed more than $500 billion in the last few months when the ceiling was suspended. But after Friday, the […]

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 […]

Locating Grant Presidential Library In Mississippi Is Innappropriate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 4th, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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Filed Under: Gregg Harper, History, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Mark Keenum, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, News, Opinion, Phil Bryant

As A Union Army General Grant was responsible for 191,000 Confederate deaths, and was suspected of waging many battles while drunk.

If Public Service Commission Approves Kemper Settlement Rates Will Remain The Same

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 1st, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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Filed Under: East Mississippi, Economic Development, Energy, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Service Commission

Mississippi Power customers would see their electricity bills remain the same or decrease slightly if the state Public Service Commission approves a settlement agreement reached Friday on the Kemper County energy facility. Mississippi Power officials reached the agreement with commission staff, Chevron and Federal Executive Agencies on the remaining costs associated with Kemper. With all […]

Dept. of Human Services Consulting Contract Could Cost State $5.7 Million

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 28th, 2017 at 4:49 pm

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Spending

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is under an “ongoing investigation” over its management of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a demand letter uncovered by the Mississippi Independent. The state could have to pay back more than $5.7 million in bonuses it received because of improvements in the error rate for 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

PERS Employee Accused Of Pocketing $65,000 In Benefits

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 6:40 am

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Jim Hood, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, PERS, PERS

An employee with Mississippi’s state retirement system (PERS) accused of pocketing $65,000 in benefits that were not hers turned herself in to authorities Tuesday, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Amanda Combs, 31, of Brandon, turned herself in to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, after being indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a public employee. […]

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.