Barbour-Funded ‘Mississippi Conservatives’ PAC Still Hasn’t Paid FEC Fine From 2014 Senate Race.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 30th, 2017 at 7:43 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: Campaign Finance, Ethics, Haley Barbour, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Politics

Barbour-backed PAC agreed to pay $19,000 fine within 30 days over a year ago. A report on FEC violations references a Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission and U.S. Treasury records since 2000 showing that 160 political committees and similar groups together owe the government more than $1.3 million worth of unpaid fines. […]

Stion Failure Bursts Barbour’s Alternative Energy Bubble

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 19th, 2017 at 2:21 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, Economic Development, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Governor, Haley Barbour, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Spending

Stion was one of five alternative-energy projects begun during the administration of Gov. Haley Barbour between 2004 and 2012 – all failed or failing.

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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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, 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.