Medicaid Expansion: Republican Candidates Avoid Reasoned Positions Or Straight Answers

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 15th, 2019 at 5:40 pm

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Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, Governor, Insurance, Jim Hood, Leadership, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Obamacare, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Tate Reeves

Democrat candidates for both offices provide definitive answers on their support for expansion. Only one Republican candidate for governor, Tate Reeves, provides a clear answer against expanding Medicaid in Missippi. However, he provided no deeper explanation as to his reasoning except the somewhat generic explanation of “protecting taxpayers.” Where’s the adherence to the conservative principle of […]

Extending Green Energy Subsidies Is Six Times The Costs Of A Border Wall

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 14th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Democrats, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Republican, Spending, Taxes, US Congress

Based on committee estimates, continuing solar and wind tax subsidies is nearly six times the $5.7 billion Trump is asking from Congress for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mississippi Lawmakers Not Very Conservative According To ACU Scorecard.

By Steve Wilson | January 3rd, 2019 at 2:21 pm

BY: Steve Wilson / Investigative Editor - Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Steve Wilson is the Investigative Editor for Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

Filed Under: Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican

“In the 2018 session, lawmakers of the Mississippi legislature voted to continue hiking harsh requirements for people seeking to enter the workforce,” ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said in a news release. “They also voted to fund crony government agencies that exclusively benefit select industries.”

Lee Yancey Officially In As Candidate For District 74 House Seat

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2019 at 5:43 pm

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Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Elections, Feature Stories, Lee Yancey, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Rankin County, Republican

Yancey is known as an advocate for education, a commitment stemming, in part, from the influence of his mother, who was a teacher. He also is a previous vice chairman of the senate Highways and Transportation Committee. Funding of Highways and Transportation infrastructure promises to be a big focus in the legislature in 2019.

Restrictions On State Retirees, Medicaid Expansion Among Key Political Moves Leading Into 2019

By Bill Crawford | January 1st, 2019 at 7:30 am

BY: Bill Crawford / Mississippi Business Journal

Bill Crawford is a former state legislator and past-president of the Montgomery Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to proactive government sponsored and facilitated economic development. He is a syndicated columnist from Meridian and writes for the Mississippi Business Journal and several other publications across the state.

Filed Under: Commentary, Education, Elections, Governor, Jim Hood, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, PERS, PERS, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, SLRP, Tate Reeves

The big time jockeying for the Reeves vs. Hood battle (for governor) has begun.

Stennis Institute Report Dissects Vote Totals from US Senate Race.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 18th, 2018 at 6:33 am

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Democrats, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Politics, Republican, US Congress

The Stennis Institute has provided a recap with some visualizations to help those interested learn a little more about the election results. General Election Overview The special election resulted in a near-even vote for Hyde-Smith and Espy, with each receiving approximately 41% of the vote. McDaniel received 16.5%, and Bartee wrapped up the field with […]

Rep. Jeff Smith Calls “B.S.” On Claims Legislature Underfunds Education.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 11th, 2018 at 6:59 am

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Filed Under: Education, Jeff Smith, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Republican

“MDE and some of the teachers’ unions say the legislature does not fund education. B.S. That is not true,” Rep. Jeff Smith said.

District 6 State Rep. Dana Criswell Announces Bid For Re-Election.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 10th, 2018 at 6:40 pm

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Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Dana Criswell, Elections, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Olive Branch, Politics, Public Service, Republican

State Rep. Dana Criswell officially announced today he would seek re-election to the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Partly True, and Only Partly True. So. Help Us. God

By Keith Plunkett | November 16th, 2018 at 9:05 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: Budget, Business, Commentary, Contributor, County Government, Economic Development, Economy, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, US Congress

‘MS still has the lowest per capita personal income, just as it has for nearly 90-years, and an abysmally low labor force participation rate (LFPR). It’s lower today, in fact, than in 1976, which was during one of the worst economic depressions in US history.’

What? This isn’t news?

It is to Governor Phil Bryant.

Short Video Published To YouTube Creates A Stir Leading Into November 6 Elections.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 25th, 2018 at 10:47 am

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Filed Under: Advertisement, Democrats, Elections, Mississippi PEP, National, Politics, Republican

By Thursday morning, less than a week after being published, the video had been viewed more than 354,000 times and was being shared by conservative websites RedState, The Resurgent, and the Conservative Tribune, all prodding the RNC to locate the creator or steal the idea.