Feds Have Questions For MDE Officials Over ESSA Plan

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 20th, 2017 at 9:15 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Federal Government, MDE, MS State Government, News

The U.S. Department of Education has told Mississippi public education officials that they must provide more details about how they are meeting the challenges faced by underperforming students. The request came in a Dec. 19 letter from the U. S. Department of Education in response to a new state plan that was filed Sept. 18 […]

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 […]

Rep. Gregg Harper Reveals Unspecified House Office Paid $84,000 for Sexual Harassment Claim.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 1st, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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Filed Under: Ethics, Federal Government, Gregg Harper, National, News, Politics, Spending, US Congress

House Administration Committee Chairman Gregg Harper told his colleagues in a private meeting Friday that one House office paid $84,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim. Mississippi Republican Rep. Gregg Harper announced the settlement in a closed-door conference, when members peppered leaders for more information about the use of taxpayer money for such complaints. It […]

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 […]

US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of State Flag As “Racist Symbol”.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 27th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Filed Under: Federal Government, History, Mississippi, News, Race, State Flag, Tenth Amendment

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag “an official endorsement of white supremacy.” The justices did not comment Monday in ending a lawsuit by lawyer Carlos Moore that sought to have the flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery. Historical Ignorance, […]

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 […]