#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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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

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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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

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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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

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 […]

Invitations go out to conservatives to join senate coalition to evaluate legislation.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 26th, 2013 at 6:42 am

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Filed Under: Angela Hill, Chris McDaniel, David Parker, Josh Harkins, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Perry Lee, Politics, Public Service, Tony Smith, Will Longwitz

Eleven of the 32 Republicans in the Mississippi Senate say they’re forming a conservative coalition to help evaluate bills. In announcing their plan Tuesday, they say they’re not disgruntled. They also say they’re inviting others to join, sending letters today to their fellow senators. “This is about advancing conservative issues. Period. End of game,” said […]

Crawford: Third grade reading bill is “half-hearted” effort.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 16th, 2013 at 6:05 am

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Filed Under: Angela Hill, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

Bryant’s Third Grade Gate copies Florida’s highly successful program. But Florida required annual screening, committed substantial resources for intervention, and included reading coaches in its program. “Reading proficiency is the foundation for all education progress, and many public school supporters believed that using the Florida model, which achieved substantial results, could become effective in Mississippi,” […]

Legislature passes bill requiring safer administration of abortion inducing drugs.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 4th, 2013 at 6:12 am

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Filed Under: Abortion, Angela Hill, Brice Wiggins, Governor, health, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Public Safety

A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says a physician would have to be present when a woman takes abortion-inducing drugs. Senate Bill 2795 also says the woman would have to return to the doctor’s office two weeks later for a follow-up examination. With little explanation and no debate, the Senate passed the final […]

Early childhood education and reading bills pass State Senate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 8th, 2013 at 6:16 am

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Filed Under: Angela Hill, Brice Wiggins, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican

Legislation to strengthen the reading skills of Mississippi children and build on early childhood education through public-private partnerships passed the Senate Thursday. Senate Bill 2347, sponsored by Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune, requires third grade students to read at grade level before moving to the fourth grade in the 2014-15 school year. Currently, only 47 percent […]