How KiOR Used Mississippi’s Subsidy-Happy “Economic Development” Officials To Snag $75 Million.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 30th, 2017 at 2:32 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: Business, Commentary, Economic Development, Ethics, Governor, Haley Barbour, Immorality, Job Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics, Spending, Taxes

KiOR executives hoodwinked Barbour and other Mississippi officials about its ability to produce large amounts of a cheap bio-crude that oil companies could refine.

Seriously? Another Month Long Delay To Take Cost Of Kemper Past $7 Billion

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 7th, 2017 at 7:30 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: Business, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Eminent Domain, Energy, Ethics, Federal Government, Governor, Haley Barbour, Legislature, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics, Spending, State Bonds

The latest delay, confirmed Friday, pushes the plant’s price tag over $7 billion. Of the nearly $52 million increase caused by the delay, the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. says shareholders will pay $34 million. Ratepayers could be asked to pay the rest. The plant and associated coal mine were originally supposed to be finished […]

PLUNKETT: And The Winner Of The Inaugural ‘2016 Mississippi PEP Turkey Award’ Is . . .

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 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: #PEPPoll, Budget, Contributor, Governor, Haley Barbour, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service, Spending, Stacey Pickering, State Bonds, Taxes, Treasurer, Virtue

We hope you enjoyed our first-ever ‘Mississippi PEP Turkey Award’ interactive email series the week of Thanksgiving. I certainly had fun putting the content together. In case you missed it we put together 3 – and with a surprise twist added a fourth – examples of Mississippi elected officials trying to appear tough and no […]

PLUNKETT: GOP Elites Were Taught A Valuable Lesson In Political Capitalism

By Keith Plunkett | December 10th, 2016 at 10:45 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, Culture, Haley Barbour, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican

Where Republicans Went Wrong Is Where Conservatives Have Finally Gone, And It’s Working. “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”—D.W. Eisenhower Ayn Rand is most notably remembered as the author of People ‘Atlas Shrugged’. Less […]

PLUNKETT: 83 Links: The Timeline of a Yearlong Battle Against Obamacare in Mississippi.

By Keith Plunkett | October 25th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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: #PEPPoll, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, Giles Ward, Governor, Greg Snowden, Gregg Harper, Haley Barbour, health, History, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Podcast, Politics, Roger Wicker, Russ Latino, Spending, Steven Palazzo, Tate Reeves

Chances are you’ve already read the latest headline this morning about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Turns out it’s not all that affordable. Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s […]

Parts sold from KiOR biofuel plant that owes Mississippi $79M

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 7th, 2015 at 6:15 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: Economic Development, Haley Barbour

   Equipment from the failed KiOR biofuel plant in Columbus is being sold, but Mississippi taxpayers are likely to recover little of the $79 million that the state is seeking. Iowa-based REG Synthetic Fuels is paying a receiver $1.5 million for some refining equipment at the KiOR plant, which was supposed to turn wood chips […]

JFP Editorial Board: Barbour's Katrina legacy much different from one he's trying to write for himself. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2015 at 4:32 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: Ethics, Haley Barbour

   The JFP Editorial Board writes:  Not coincidentally, Gov. Haley Barbour is currently on tour to promote the book he co-wrote with Democratic strategist Jere Nash. While Barbour apparently calls the Port of Gulfport the “one that got away,” the truth is, the project stands with other shining beacons of the “Haley Barbour Victory Tour”—Silicor, […]

Rewind One-Year: Speculation beginning for possible replacement to Senator Thad Cochran | Mississippi PEP

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 31st, 2013 at 7:09 am

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Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Haley Barbour, Mississippi, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Stacey Pickering, Thad Cochran

One year ago today: Harrison: Speculation beginning for possible replacement to Senator Thad Cochran | Mississippi PEP.

Crawford: Gov. Bryant power plays bad, Gov. Barbour power plays good.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 14th, 2013 at 6:24 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: Democrats, Entitlements, Federal Government, Governor, Haley Barbour, health, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican

Editors Note: The following is an excerpt from Bill Crawford’s latest commentary. His suggestion that Gov. Bryant go along with a policy move, because former Gov. Barbour supported it negates a growing body of evidence that Medicaid expansion, and the state insurance exchange, is bad business. He also seems to forget that Barbour could be […]

Pender: Gov. taking Medicaid message to the streets.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 9th, 2013 at 10:05 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: Democrats, Entitlements, Governor, Haley Barbour, health, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday was in Brookhaven, touring a nursing home, pleading his case on Medicaid with workers and patients — something he plans to do across the state in the next few weeks. Taking it outside the capital and to the streets — that’s a political move out of former Gov. Haley Barbour’s […]