Board Of Cosmetology Tackles Licensing Backlog With New Director.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 24th, 2017 at 6:26 am

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Filed Under: Job Growth, Leadership, Michael Watson, Mississippi, MS State Government, News

Beauty industry professionals have complained that their applications for new licenses, license renewals or license transfers from other states into Mississippi have sunken into a bureaucratic morass at the Board of Cosmetology. Several state senators and representatives say their constituents’ calls and emails have been ignored by the agency. Calls from some top lawmakers who […]

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

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

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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 […]

PLUNKETT: Political response to Senate Conservative Coalition proves why it is needed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Chris Massey, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, David Parker, Josh Harkins, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Perry Lee, Politics, Republican, Tate Reeves

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett A group of eleven state senators announced on Tuesday the formation of the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC). The group will assist conservatives in parsing through the details of approximately 3,000 bills filed each year at the state capitol with the hope of getting good conservative legislation in the spotlight […]

Invitations go out to conservatives to join senate coalition to evaluate legislation.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 26th, 2013 at 6:42 am

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Filed Under: Angela Hill, Chris McDaniel, David Parker, Josh Harkins, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Perry Lee, Politics, Public Service, Tony Smith, Will Longwitz

Eleven of the 32 Republicans in the Mississippi Senate say they’re forming a conservative coalition to help evaluate bills. In announcing their plan Tuesday, they say they’re not disgruntled. They also say they’re inviting others to join, sending letters today to their fellow senators. “This is about advancing conservative issues. Period. End of game,” said […]

NEWSOM: Cochran scenario to produce Coast lieutenant governor?

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 20th, 2013 at 9:35 am

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Filed Under: Billy Hewes, Contributor, Governor, Gulf Coast, Legislature, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Tate Reeves, US Congress

I’ve heard Republican power brokers are already working on a fairly complicated contingency plan involving multiple appointments that could end with a South Mississippian in the lieutenant governor’s office if Cochran steps down before his term ends. Gov. Phil Bryant would appoint Cochran’s replacement until an election could be held. Bryant could choose Lt. Gov. […]

Legislators to continue port tour today.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 2nd, 2013 at 7:30 am

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Gulf Coast, John Polk, Josh Harkins, Larry Byrd, Legislature, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service, Transportation

The state Senate’s Ports and Marine Resources Committee is continuing rounds Thursday to visit coastal ports, committee chairman Sen. Brice Wiggins said. Wednesday the group visited Bienville Port in Hancock County and the state Port of Gulfport. Thursday morning, they will be in Jackson County to tour the Port of Pascagoula. Two members from the […]

Plunkett: Entitlement Reforms will raise expectations of self-determination, achievement.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2013 at 10:41 am

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Filed Under: Contributor, Drugs, Economic Development, Entitlements, Federal Government, health, Immigration, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Nancy Collins, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Spending, Unemployment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Update: the initial posting of this article did not list some bills that were introduced in the Mississippi House of Representatives. They have been added. Another shot at Entitlement Reforms by the Mississippi Legislature appears to be lost for the 2013 session, proving once again that talk from some Republicans […]

GoCoast 2020 Commission off to a good start

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 4th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Federal Government, Governor, Gulf Coast, Job Growth, Michael Watson, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant

The 113-member Commission, charged by Gov. Phil Bryant to create a comprehensive plan for these funds, is a great blend of business and community leaders from all sectors across the three coastal counties. Jackson County is well-represented on the Commission, not only on the committees but in leadership roles. Mississippi Power CEO Ed Day of […]

First GoCoast session presenters hear worries from fisherman

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 3rd, 2012 at 6:56 am

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Filed Under: Economic Development, Gulf Coast, Job Growth, MDA, Michael Watson, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Spending

Jackson County residents attending a GoCoast listening session Tuesday expressed more concern for those in the seafood industry than for tourism or the economic development outlined in a Power Point presentation. About 100 people turned out at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County campus to give input into GoCoast 2020, Mississippi’s plan for ways […]