Legislation Would Stop #CommonCore Implementation In Mississippi

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 11th, 2017 at 7:28 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Ashley Henley, Becky Currie, Common Core, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

Two bills introduced in the Mississippi legislature would halt implementation of Common Core and require legislative approval for all future education standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state. Rep. Ashley Henley (R- Southaven) introduced House Bill 279 (HB279) on Jan. 3. Sen. Angela […]

#PEPPoll: Should law enforcement be allowed to seize private property permanently from people who have not been convicted of a crime?

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 3rd, 2017 at 6:57 am

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Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Angela Burks Hill, Angela Hill, County Government, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics

The aim of forfeiture laws is to seize assets derived from criminal activity. However, under current Mississippi law, property — including cash — can be seized based on mere suspicion of criminal activity, leading to forfeiture even if a person hasn’t been convicted of a crime. Should law enforcement be allowed to seize private property […]

#PEPPoll: Should Mississippi’s Animal Cruelty Law Be Changed To A Felony?

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 1st, 2017 at 10:15 am

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Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Angela Burks Hill, Angela Hill, Animal Cruelty, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion

Sen. Angela Burks Hill, R-Picayune, has pre-filed a bill for the 2017 legislative session that would seek to make aggravated animal cruelty a felony as well as allow law enforcement to charge offenders with multiple counts of animal abuse, an option that is not currently available. Under the current law, those who commit simple cruelty, […]

#PEPPoll: Senator Angela Hill Prefiles Animal Cruelty Bill For Consideration In Upcoming Legislative Session

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 1st, 2017 at 7:05 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Angela Hill, Animal Cruelty, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

In the month of December, a video of scalding water being poured on a cat trapped in a cage quickly went viral, a Gulfport man was arrested after he allegedly beat his dog in front of his grandson, first with his fist and then with a flashlight, and a bloodied dog was found beaten so […]

Wayne County GOP Scholarship Gala to Raise Money for Student Campaign Volunteers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 21st, 2016 at 9:48 pm

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Education, Events, Mike Hurst, Pine Belt, Politics

The Wayne County Republican Party will hold a fundraiser on October the 22nd at 6:30pm at Under The C Catfish House, 1863 Highway 45 S, Buckatunna, MS 39322. Funds will go towards fscholarships awarded to students from Wayne County who have volunteered their time to work on campaigns for Republicans. Speakers for the event will […]

Sen. Angela Hill Supports $6 Million Workforce Training Program Grant to State Colleges.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 18th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Business, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Job Growth, News, Pearl River Community College, Southwest Mississippi, Unemployment

The Picayune Item reports that Mississippi State Senator Angela Burks Hill spoke at Pearl River Community College Monday in support of the Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training program. NEED TO KNOW: What is the MI-BEST Program? MI-BEST Overview: MS Community College Board The program, MI-BEST, was implemented at the college as a way […]

PLUNKETT: Reeves #CommonCore shell game backfires.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 23rd, 2015 at 8:32 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Contributor, Education

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Lt. Governor Tate Reeves election year political attempts to claim part of “his” agenda in the Mississippi Senate was successful, to end Common Core, continues to be dismissed by those on both sides of the issue. Immediately following passage of SB 2161, the bill Reeves claimed ended Common Core, state […]

#7for7: In a word, Guns.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 17th, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Ethics, Gun Control, Hinds County, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, Pat Nelson, Politics, Public Safety, Second Amendment, Tony Smith

This weeks seven top posts are all about the ongoing back and forth over Hinds County Judge Winston Kidd’s ruling to halt enforcement of Mississippi’s concealed carry law, HB2. The reaction from conservative lawmakers was as similar in message as it was swift. Off the record many conservatives had a simple question: Who the hell […]

PLUNKETT: Political response to Senate Conservative Coalition proves why it is needed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Chris Massey, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, David Parker, Josh Harkins, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Perry Lee, Politics, Republican, Tate Reeves

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett A group of eleven state senators announced on Tuesday the formation of the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC). The group will assist conservatives in parsing through the details of approximately 3,000 bills filed each year at the state capitol with the hope of getting good conservative legislation in the spotlight […]

AP: Freshmen legislators make their mark on education.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 22nd, 2013 at 7:03 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Brad Mayo, Brice Wiggins, Charles Busby, Democrats, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Pat Nelson, Politics, Public Service, Republican

(Rep. Charles) Busby was tapped by leadership to carry the charter school bill in the House, and made the most of his opportunity. Though Democrats baited him in committee and during more than seven hours of debate on the House floor, Busby never lost his temper and was generally in command of the details of […]