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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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 superintendent’s salary.

Rep. Currie To Ask PEER Committee To Investigate MS Dept. Of Medicaid’s Managed Care Contract Evaluation

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 21st, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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Filed Under: Becky Currie, Ethics, health, Insurance, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News

“The division of Medicaid does not want this company (Mississippi True) to get it because it was going to shed a light on a lot of different things,” said Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven.

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 […]

ACU Foundation Announces Ratings for the 2016 Meeting of the Mississippi Legislature

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 30th, 2016 at 6:43 am

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Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Becky Currie, Brice Wiggins, Bubba Carpenter, Chris Massey, Chris McDaniel, Cory Wilson, David Parker, Greg Snowden, John Polk, Josh Harkins, Legislature, Mark Baker, News, Philip Gunn

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) has released its 2016 ratings of the Mississippi Legislature. In the third year of rating the state, ACU found that the Republican average increased by 3 points—from 77 out of 100 in 2015, to 80 out of 100 in 2016. “Mississippi’s 2016 session enacted much needed small business tax […]

Sen. Sojourner and Rep. Currie introduce legislation to protect property rights of Mississippians.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 29th, 2015 at 6:23 am

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Filed Under: Becky Currie, Economic Development, Ethics

Two bills that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures have been introduced to the Mississippi State Legislature. House Bill 490 (HB490), introduced by State Rep. Becky Currie, and Senate Bill 2809 (SB2809), introduced by State Sen. Melanie Sojourner, would prohibit the state, as well as cities and counties, from adopting […]

Rep. Currie’s E-Verify bill awaits vote in the House.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 14th, 2013 at 7:05 am

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Filed Under: Becky Currie, Entitlements, Federal Government, Immigration, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Public Safety, Republican

Currie’s E-Verify bill, HB 1221, would make the Attorney General’s office in charge of enforcing the state’s e-verify legislation. E-Verify is an Internet run federal programs employers can use to determine whether employees or prospective employees are eligible to work in the United State. “Everyone is supposed to be E-Verifying right now, but it wasn’t […]

Plunkett: Rep. Currie wastes no time pushing for stronger E-Verify

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 11th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

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Filed Under: Becky Currie, Immigration, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Unemployment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett In an interview with me in June 2012, Rep. Becky Currie made it absolutely clear that she supported an E-Verify bill with “teeth”. Listen to that interview HERE. She meant what she said. Currie has introduced House Bill 67 to strengthen E-Verify and toughen penalties for non-compliance. COPY OF BILL […]

“May” and “Shall”: Changes to immigration bill causes law enforcement to pause.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2012 at 10:50 am

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Filed Under: Becky Currie, Entitlements, Federal Government, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Republican

Late on a Wednesday night in March, as the state House worked to meet a key deadline, Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, offered a simple amendment to replace the word “may” with “shall” in three separate places in a bill aimed at combating undocumented immigration to Mississippi. Judiciary B Chair Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, stood on the […]

Immigration Reform: Mississippi PEP interview with Rep. Becky Currie

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 27th, 2012 at 11:20 am

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Filed Under: Becky Currie, Education, Entitlements, Federal Government, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Podcast, Politics, Public Safety, Republican, Spending, Tate Reeves

BY: B. Keith Plunkett Republican Rep. Becky Currie of Brookhaven was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 2007. In 2011, she began to speak out more publicly about the need for immigration reform. Since that time she has become one of the faces of the immigration reform movement in the legislature, speaking to […]