To Keep Lottery Alive Rep. Mark Baker Replaces Mental Competency Bill With New Language.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 31st, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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Filed Under: Gambling, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Politics, Republican, Revenue, State Lottery

A Mississippi House committee has voted to create a state lottery, but the proposal faces a tough future with opposition from the Republican House speaker. The Judiciary A Committee on Tuesday changed House Bill 804. The bill originally dealt with determining whether criminal defendants are mentally competent to stand trial. After a brief discussion with […]

MS Public Defender Bypasses Asset Forfeiture Task Force And Submits His Own More Rigorous Reform Recommendations [#PEPPoll]

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2017 at 7:26 pm

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Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Culture, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Public Safety

The state public defender is advocating that forfeited funds should go to the state, not individual law enforcement agencies. Andre de Gruy, who is a member of the Asset Forfeiture Task Force created by the Legislature, has submitted his own recommendations for reforming state laws governing asset forfeiture. De Gruy is proposing a “Criminal Justice […]

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 Will Longwitz releases statement on signing of Concealed Carry privacy bill into law.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 4th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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Filed Under: Concealed Carry, Governor, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Politics, Republican, Second Amendment, Will Longwitz

State Senator Will Longwitz sponsored a Senate version of a Concealed Carry Privacy bill. He withdrew that fight to support the House version HB 485 sponsored by Rep. Mark Baker in order to speed the legislation along. Longwitz released the following statement today after Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into law: “Honest, gun-owning Mississippians […]

NRA issues letter of support for HB 485, Concealed Carry privacy bill.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 25th, 2013 at 7:42 am

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Filed Under: Concealed Carry, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service, Second Amendment

The National Rifle Association issued the following letter of support for the Concealed Carry privacy bill, HB 485 including a map showing the thirty other states with similar law: HB 485 ensures that information relating to concealed carry permit holders is exempt from the Mississippi Public Records Act, but still allows law enforcement to share […]

PEP Talks Podcast: Senate Amendments to Concealed Carry Privacy Bill could endanger enforcement

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 22nd, 2013 at 3:25 pm

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Filed Under: Concealed Carry, Federal Government, Gun Control, Lee County, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Podcast, Politics, Public Safety, Public Service, Republican, Second Amendment, Tate Reeves

Senator Will Longwitz and Rep. Mark Baker join Mississippi PEP Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to talk about HB 485 and amendments made to the bill in the Mississippi State Senate that could hamper it’s enforcement. The bill would keep private the identities of Concealed Carry Permit holders in Mississippi in the face of attempts by […]

Miss. Ethics Commission files complaint against 1st-term state lawmaker Kevin McGee of Brandon | The Republic

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 7th, 2011 at 8:30 am

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Filed Under: Ethics, HD59, Jeff Smith, Kevin McGee, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Spending

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Ethics Commission has filed a formal complaint against Republican state Rep. Kevin McGee of Brandon over $428,759 of public printing contracts that it said went to his private employer. The nonpartisan commission had been scheduled to hold a hearing on the matter Friday, but it was delayed because attorneys for […]