Lawmakers Sneaky Gamble To Legalize Sports Betting Could Pay Off

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2018 at 2:40 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: Commentary, Ethics, Federal Government, Gambling, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics

State lawmakers in 2017 sneakily legalized sports betting without most folks realizing it, but didn’t come back this year and undo it.

PEER Report Says State Retirement System Won’t Reach Minimum Funding Goal.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 26th, 2018 at 3:36 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: Legislature, Mississippi, News, PERS, Spending

The latest projects show the Public Employee Retirement System’s funding ratio is more likely to be around 70.1 percent by 2042 instead of the goal,of 80 percent. To fix this, the PEER Committee offers several suggestions.

Pretrial Incarceration In Mississippi Criminal Justice System Is Sixth-Longest In The Country.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 26th, 2018 at 3:10 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, Immorality, Law Enforcement, MDOC, Mississippi, News, Public Safety, Spending

Mississippi’s criminal justice system, for a variety of reasons, is set up so that lengthy pretrial incarceration is not only possible, it’s common.

Welfare Reform Is Happening Fast

By Kristina Rasmussen | April 25th, 2018 at 1:12 am

BY: Kristina Rasmussen / Contributor

Kristina Rasmussen is vice president of federal affairs at the Foundation for Government Accountability.

Filed Under: Contributor, Economy, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Medicaid, Opinion, Spending, Unemployment

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order on welfare reform, laying the groundwork for federal and state agencies to promote economic mobility and opportunity through work. Just two days later, the House Committee on Agriculture released a draft proposal of the 2018 Farm Bill, calling for an expansion of work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps and committing to initiatives that will reduce fraud and abuse across the food stamp program.

The “Cultural Problem” Is With Mississippi Government, Not Her People.

By Keith Plunkett | April 16th, 2018 at 12:13 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Business, Contributor, Culture, Economic Development, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Spending

The Daily Journal, government agencies and big business groups, like the Mississippi Economic Council, rely on a false premise to excuse the failures and ignore the truth they don’t want to accept.

Gov. Phil Bryant’s Emergency Declaration Points To Heavy-Handed Politics

By Jerel Wade | April 15th, 2018 at 2:52 am

BY: Jerel Wade /

Jerel Wade is an educator and small business owner from Jones County, MS.

Filed Under: Contributor, County Government, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Spending

Why was it such an emergency that the bridges had to be closed immediately? Why did Sec. Chao herself make the call and not one of her underlings? Does Chao know anything about Brushy Creek, Tallahoma Creek, or Bogue Homa Lake? Why weren’t any of the states with worse bridge conditions forced into the same state of flux?

Former Virginia Governor Dismissed From Lawsuit Over Failed Electric-Car Company

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 8th, 2018 at 8:40 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: Economic Development, Energy, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, North Mississippi, Spending

Greentech received $4.9 Million in loans from Mississippi to build a factory in Tunica County but failed to invest the amount required in the contract with the state before filing for bankruptcy. A federal judge has dismissed former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from a lawsuit alleging he defrauded investors in a failed electric-car company. Thirty-two […]

White House Warned Gov. Bryant Against Appointing Cindy Hyde-Smith

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 21st, 2018 at 3:30 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: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Elections, Endorsement, Governor, Mississippi, National, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican

White House officials this week told Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant that President Donald Trump did not plan to campaign for or endorse Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith if she was appointed to the state’s open Senate seat.

Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Opportunistic” Meeting With Senator Mitch McConnell Undercuts His Lecture To McDaniel

By Keith Plunkett | March 16th, 2018 at 8:42 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Political Action Groups, Politics, Remember Mississippi, Republican, Roger Wicker, TEA Party, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Whether discussions with Mitch McConnell over the seat currently held by Thad Cochran is the silliest charge Governor Phil Bryant has ever heard or not, his response to reporters that McConnell hasn’t attempted to influence the governor’s decision is definitely one of silliest things the governor has ever uttered. Because it’s flatly false.

Greentech Automotive Files For Bankruptcy, Owes Mississippi $5 Million.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 1st, 2018 at 4:45 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: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Development, Ethics, Federal Government, MDA, Mississippi, News

Greentech Automotive shut down its Mississippi plant last year. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing also lists almost $5 million in debt owed to the state of Mississippi and Tunica County, which offered it economic development incentives to open a manufacturing facility there.