Once again, Mississippi public schools are getting the rug pulled out from under them by MDE.
By Keith Plunkett | August 6th, 2017 at 4:27 am
Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Stacey Pickering
For legislators who actively worked to get the Mississippi Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act to the governors desk earlier this year, the news of Pickering’s project was a complete surprise. Leave it to Republican Legislators to finally pass a new law to introduce some efficiency standards that might “reduce the size and scope of government,” only to have another Republican officeholder inject an additional layer of complexity before it even gets moving.
By Keith Plunkett | July 30th, 2017 at 6:20 am
“Both Vitter and Bjork have failed to elevate Ole Miss to the next level, temporary successes are great, but the current state of the program as well as the information still coming out suggest a very long road to recovery. Everyone in power at Ole Miss knew this collapse was coming. So lets place blame where blame is due.”
By Bryan Fischer | July 27th, 2017 at 6:30 am
When it comes to slavery, the Bible is not the problem. The Bible is, as always, the solution. But don’t expect to learn that from HBO.
By Jeffrey Tucker | July 24th, 2017 at 7:23 am
Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, News, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Spending, Taxes
For health care to go through the current route: falling ever-further behind the market-driven direction of history, riddled with bureaucracy and undergoing unending pressure toward the disaster of single payer. This is an intolerable result.
The failure traces to a lack of understanding and imagination at the top. There is no other choice: the repeal and replace must be done at the lower levels of society, by people with an intellectual comprehension of the stakes and the real solution.
By MississippI PEP Staff | July 24th, 2017 at 7:03 am
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 […]
By MississippI PEP Staff | July 23rd, 2017 at 9:18 am
Filed Under: Budget, Commentary, Ethics, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Spending
I’m all for government running more efficiently in most cases. But not legislation. I suggest it should be relatively difficult to pass laws and spend tax dollars, and the more people with a hand in the process, the better.
By Keith Plunkett | July 21st, 2017 at 11:07 am
Filed Under: Civil Rights, Commentary, Common Core, Contributor, Economy, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress
Unelected state agency directors using government data collection information from a federally funded data program at a university heavily dependent on federal subsidy want to tell Mississippi’s story.
By MississippI PEP Staff | July 21st, 2017 at 5:20 am
What is needed is a GOP that is as committed to reforming entitlements as the Democrats are to expanding them. Democrats knew, in 2009-2010, that Obamacare was politically unpopular and might undermine their personal political aspirations. But many of them voted for it, anyway. Why? Because expanding federal benefits is embedded in the DNA of their party and is a central element of the modern progressive’s self-conception. Republicans have no such core conviction, and it shows.”
By Keith Plunkett | July 18th, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Filed Under: Business, Contributor, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, National, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Republican, US Congress
The only real option to correcting this mess is getting government out of it. That’s obviously not going to happen with the current crop of geniuses scurrying around under the Capitol Dome in DC. Removing government from the equation isn’t really a high priority for lawmakers in Mississippi either, no matter what they tell you. This includes the spineless Republicans who are more adept at spouting talking points on the campaign trail than they are finding ways to put those points into action that accomplishes the goal.