Mason-Dixon Poll Shows Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves Trailing AG Jim Hood, Gov. Bryant’s Job Approval Down

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 22nd, 2017 at 1:38 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Elections, Governor, Jim Hood, Leadership, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Tate Reeves

Statewide, 43% of registered voters support AG Jim Hood, while 37% back Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and a very significant 20% are undecided.

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 / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

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: MS Bond Commission Adopts New Rules, Still Won’t Do Their Damn Job!

By Keith Plunkett | November 14th, 2016 at 4:05 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Contributor, Ethics, Governor, Jim Hood, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Spending, State Bonds, Treasurer

The Mississippi Bond Commission has adopted new rules that will restrict the type of debt the commission issues. This is all fine and good. Makes perfect sense. But, it begs a few questions: If they believe this type of debt is so out of bounds, then why does the commission keep approving the projects? Treasurer […]

Governor Bryant Proclaims September College Savings Month, Treasurer Fitch Announces MPACT Open Enrollment.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 4th, 2016 at 6:19 am

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Filed Under: Education, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Treasurer

Treasurer Lynn Fitch joined Governor Phil Bryant September 2 as he signed a proclamation naming September 2016 College Savings Month. “I appreciate Governor Bryant’s support as we join in the national celebration to support College Savings Month,” said Treasurer Fitch. “More and more Mississippi students are seeking higher education, which is a great trend to […]

Treasurer Lynn Fitch taps private investment to teach financial literacy with TEAM program.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 8th, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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Filed Under: Lynn Fitch

(Treasurer Lynn) Fitch visited Meridian to promote her TEAM (Treasure’s Education About Money) program. “Our state does not require students to know about finances, so our office is reaching out to teach students about financial education,” Fitch said. “This is an ongoing program. I try to go to at least one school a day throughout […]

'Ready To Run' Initiative encourages more Mississippi women to run for public office.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 24th, 2014 at 8:17 am

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Filed Under: Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, Politics

Evelyn Gandy was the first female elected to statewide office in Mississippi, serving as Treasurer. Today that office is held by Lynn Fitch. Fitch is currently the only female holding a statewide office in the Magnolia State. Mississippi is one of just two states to never elect a female congressman, senator, or governor. A new […]

Treasurer Fitch and MPACT Board working to revamp troubled program.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 20th, 2013 at 7:06 am

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Filed Under: Cory Wilson, Education, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Service, Republican, Spending, Tate Reeves, Treasurer

Mississippi’s Prepaid College Tuition program is at a stand-still. It’s supposed to allow parents to lock in college tuition rates early and not have to pay for any tuition hikes later. But there’s been a growing crack in the piggy bank. A recent audit of the program raised multiple financial concerns and put the board […]

Officials hope MPACT plan will reopen by January 2014.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 1st, 2013 at 11:51 am

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Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Budget, Education, John Polk, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Spending, Treasurer

The board of the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan announced in September it was stopping new enrollment until an audit could be done of the plan’s long-term sustainability. At the time, Fitch would not commit to resumption of the plan. On Tuesday, auditors with Michigan-based Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company told the board that […]

PEP Talk Podcast: Treasurer Fitch discusses the outcome of the MPACT audit and the future of the program.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2013 at 4:49 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: Education, Keith Plunkett, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Spending, Treasurer

In the latest PEP Talk Podcast, Treasurer Lynn Fitch joined Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to discuss the outcome of the audit of the Mississippi Prepaid College Tuition program, and how the MPACT Board may proceed to save the program from insolvency. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/90203773″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] This PEP Talk Podcast is brought […]

First Look: Final phase of the MPACT Actuarial Audit

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2013 at 8:55 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: Education, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Service, Republican, Spending, Tate Reeves

UPDATE: Listen to this interview with Treasurer Lynn Fitch for more information about the MPACT Audit and the future of the program. The final phase of the audit of the MPACT program is released today by Treasurer Lynn Fitch after presentation to the MPACT Board. Here is a first look: [scribd id=138682044 key=key-2ig0bdh1i061glvk4u0q mode=scroll] Below […]