PLUNKETT: Perplexed Democrats Challenge Unprepared Republicans In State Senate To Provide Evidence Of Medicaid Fraud. Thank Goodness Someone Had Heard Of Google!

By Keith Plunkett | March 8th, 2017 at 5:08 am

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Filed Under: Brice Wiggins, Budget, Contributor, Culture, David Parker, Democrats, Entitlements, Ethics, Federal Government, health, Hob Bryan, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending

An exchange between Democrat and Republican Senators on Tuesday reported by Mississippi Today illustrates why changing the schedule of legislative sessions to every other year instead of annually is a good idea. A bill to tighten oversight of Medicaid and reduce improper payments brought heated debate in the state senate for an hour. If the […]

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 […]

Senator Wiggins in DC to tout Obama Administrations pre-k proposals.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am

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Filed Under: Brice Wiggins, Democrats, Education, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Spending

Retired military leaders and Mississippi Sen. Brice Wiggins are in Washington to release a national report that shows the Administration’s state-federal early education proposal could lead to two million more high school graduates nationwide and $150 billion in net economic benefits to society. The graduation rate boost estimates are conservative, they said, and the economic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cat Island purchase cleared by Senate, awaits Governor’s approval.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 23rd, 2013 at 9:22 am

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Filed Under: Brice Wiggins, Delbert Hosemann, Governor, Gulf Coast, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending

State Sen. Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula, Chairman of the Senate Marine Resources committee, said Friday the Senate gave its approval to Senate Bill 2700, which had already received approval from the House of Representatives. The bill allows Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to enter into negotiations to purchase the section of Cat Island, a barrier […]

House and Senate Pre-K bills now go to conference for negotiation.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 14th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

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

The Mississippi House passed a bill Thursday to create Mississippi’s first state-funded prekindergarten program, in limited form. House Bill 781 would create a voluntary program for 4-year-olds in some parts of the state. A similar Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Brice Wiggins, R-Pascagoula, passed last week. Both bills call for consortiums to be set up […]

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 […]

Breaking: Bill that would track sex offenders using GPS passes committee in Senate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 5th, 2013 at 11:16 am

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Filed Under: Brice Wiggins, Josh Harkins, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Sally Doty

A bill to monitor sex offenders using a GPS ankle monitor has passed the Judiciary A Committee of the Mississippi Senate. The bill now heads to the full senate for a vote. Under current law, if a person is convicted of violating the sex offender registry, they can go to jail for up to five […]

“Lenora’s Law”: GPS Tracking of Non-Compliant Sex Offenders.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 4th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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Filed Under: Brice Wiggins, Josh Harkins, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Public Safety, Republican, Sally Doty, Sean Tindell, Will Longwitz

SB 2732 aims to prevent re-offenses and inform victims. Last August, Lenora Edhegard was murdered in her home by a repeat sex offender. Senator Will Longwitz (R-Madison) has a bill currently being considered by the Mississippi Senate that will allow law enforcement to keep an eye on some sex offenders around the clock. SB 2732 […]