Will Budget Hearings Reveal Detached State Government Officials?

By Keith Plunkett | September 17th, 2017 at 9:58 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, Events, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Philip Gunn, Politics, Spending, Tate Reeves

Legislative Budget Hearing is a missed opportunity for public discussion about what state government ought NOT to be doing to begin with.

Tishomingo County Soundly Rejects Tourism Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 6:52 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, Elections, News, North Mississippi, Taxes, Tourism

Tishomingo County voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a proposed tourism tax to be collected county-wide on restaurant sales. Complete election returns show “for” votes totaling 672 (33.8 percent) and against votes totaling 1,316 (66.2 percent). The referendum needed 60 percent in favor to pass. Turnout was 1,988, just 16 percent of the county’s active voters. […]

Why In The Wide-World Of ‘Workforce Training’ Would We Fear Our “Cherished” Government?

By Keith Plunkett | September 12th, 2017 at 6:07 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: Banking and Finance, Civil Rights, Common Core, Community Colleges, Contributor, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Spending

As long as government is controlling freedom under the guise of “workforce training” and “economic development” then Crawford should expect to hear a lot more from “various freedom movements.” I’ve been quick to personally commend syndicated columnist Bill Crawford when I felt he wrote a strong commentary on a particular subject. I have to say […]

The Legacy of the Welfare State and the Loss of Mississippi Grit

By Keith Plunkett | September 8th, 2017 at 6:10 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: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Mississippi’s current level of dependence — in terms of state government and in terms of individual — prove the welfare state accomplished what slavery and Jim Crow couldn’t.

Unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court Decides Columbus Mayor and Council Violated Open Meetings Act

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 7th, 2017 at 3:35 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: Ethics, Feature Stories, Justice, Mike Hurst, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom

Mississippi Justice Institute calls first-of-its-kind decision a monumental victory for open and transparent government for all Mississippians Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the Mayor and City Council of Columbus violated the Open Meetings Act when they previously met in prearranged, non-quorum size gatherings to discuss public business, intending to circumvent the Act. This […]

Rep. Becky Currie Preps Bill To Cut MDE Superintendent Salary In 2018 Session

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 5th, 2017 at 10:27 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: Becky Currie, Education, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Spending, Superintendents

MDE State Superintendent Carey Wright pulls in more than twice the salary of Gov. Phil Bryant.

With Mississippi consistently ranked near the bottom in education in the country, Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, wants some changes to the next superintendentā€™s salary.

When Life Gives You Bananas, Make ‘Nanner Puddin’

By Keith Plunkett | September 1st, 2017 at 12:04 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, Culture, Education, Entitlements, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Ole Miss, Opinion, Oxford, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, Weird News

“In life, you’ll run into a lot of banana peels. Your ability to accomplish anything depends on your attitude and your determination to not let the banana peels get in your way.” I read theĀ report in the Daily Mississippian last night. I honestly thought when I read the first sentences that it was a joke. […]

MCDANIEL: Then Along Came Heidi

By Chris McDaniel | August 30th, 2017 at 10:40 pm

BY: Chris McDaniel / Senator

Three-term Senator, Former U.S. federal law clerk, attorney, conservative commentator and MS counsel against Obamacare. Awarded the 2016 American Conservative Union's Award for Conservative Excellence.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Faith, Feature Stories, Inspirational, Mississippi PEP, Virtue

I recall that cold winter night in Pelahatchie 16 years ago, and I was on edge; my faith was shattered, I was lost and looking for answers.

Nathan Wells To Be Paid $10K Per Month To Assist Speaker’s Office With Transition.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 30th, 2017 at 6:13 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: Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Politics, Public Service, Spending

Nathan Wells, chief of staff to House Speaker Philip Gunn, will leave his full-time post but continue working for the speaker’s office as a $10,000-a-month contract worker.

U.S. Supreme Court Wants Arguments Filed Defending State Flag.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 29th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Federal Government, Governor, History, Mississippi, MS State Government, National, News, Phil Bryant, Race, Social Justice, State Flag, Tenth Amendment

A federal district judge and an appeals court ruled against Moore on the state flag, but his attorneys asked the Supreme Court in June to consider the case during the term that begins in October.