Governor Trying A Softer Approach To Reducing State Bureaucracy

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 18th, 2017 at 11:07 pm

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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: Budget, Civil Rights, Commentary, Delbert Hosemann, Governor, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Property rights, Spending

Roughly 200 small state agencies, boards and commissions collectively collect and spend millions of dollars. Gov. Phil Bryant, bless his heart, has again called for a check on state government bureaucracy spending as he has to little avail since 2012. In his budget recommendation for the coming year, he’s calling for a “shared services model” […]

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Considering Run For Lt. Governor in 2019.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 7th, 2017 at 10:56 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: Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, George Flaggs, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Service, Vicksburg

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. may be considering a return to the state capital; this time as lieutenant governor. Flaggs, who retired in 2012 to run for Vicksburg mayor after serving 25 years as the state representative for District 55, said Monday on the Paul Gallo radio show he would make a decision in six months […]

City of Biloxi Asks to Join Lawsuit Against Delbert Hosemann Over Land Dispute.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 30th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Biloxi, Business, Delbert Hosemann, Economic Development, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Taxes

Delbert Hosemann claims the state controls the property up to U.S. 90. Previously, the state has claimed only a sliver of the southern portion of the property, and signed leases based on that property line.

PLUNKETT: Feds Security Designation Of State Election Systems Another Cranny That Will Become A Chasm

By Keith Plunkett | January 12th, 2017 at 6:45 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Elections, Ethics, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, National, Opinion, Politics, Tenth Amendment

Mississippi is especially vulnerable to appropriations that allow the federal government to whittle away at state control through grants and new federal requirements. With the 2016 Election behind us and a new incoming President and Republican controlled Congress, it might have felt for a moment to conservatives that we could breathe a little deeper. Sure, […]

#PEPPoll: Should Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann Use State Resources To Acquire Hundreds Of Acres Of Cat Island?

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

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Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Delbert Hosemann, Gulf Coast, MS Secretary of State, Spending

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PLUNKETT: Should Hosemann Be Expending State Resources On Cat Island? [#PEPPoll]

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 at 10:14 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, History, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Property rights, Republican, Spending

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has received the deed to 492 acres of Cat Island from BP. The state now owns 718 acres of the island. BP acquired the acreage, which is valued at approximately $13.7 Million, from the Boddie family in 2011. The Hattiesburg American report downplays the cost to Mississippi taxpayers. “The full […]

Hosemann Attempting to Stop Family Park in Biloxi, But Won’t Share Land Use Study with City

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 19th, 2016 at 5:48 pm

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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: Biloxi, Business, Delbert Hosemann, Economic Development, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, News, Politics

Round two of the contest of wills between the city and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich favoring plans for an amusement park adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Biloxi and Hosemann making a case keeping the location as a casino site. On Thursday, the Biloxi Planning Commission is scheduled to […]

WALTERS: Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann’s Politically Selective Oversight is Blatant Hypocrisy

By Ryan Walters | September 27th, 2016 at 6:38 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of “The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic.” Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, Politics, Republican, Thad Cochran

Recently, two Jackson-based Republican political operatives, Greg Brand and George Williams, entered no contest pleas for a misdemeanor charge concerning a printed campaign mailer distributed during the 2015 state election cycle. Their target was Madison mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler, who was running in the primary for State Auditor. The mailer ridiculed Hawkins-Butler but was also anonymously […]

PENDER: Mississippi needs election and campaign reform, not baby steps.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 18th, 2016 at 4:22 pm

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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: Commentary, Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Legislature, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Voter Fraud

Have I mentioned lately that Mississippi badly needs elections and campaign finance reform? I know I have — often — but it bears repeating. Again and again. And the issue came up again this week with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann launching the “Y’all Vote” voter information website. Hosemann certainly should be commended. But the […]