GOP Sen. Billy Hudson breaks ranks, supports Medicaid expansion.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 25th, 2013 at 6:11 am

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Filed Under: Billy Hudson, Entitlements, Federal Government, Governor, Hattiesburg, health, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Obamacare, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Toby Barker

State Sen. Billy Hudson of Hattiesburg says he supports Medicaid expansion, making him the only state Republican to publicly buck Gov. Phil Bryant and the GOP legislative leadership on the issue. But another Republican lawmaker from Hattiesburg says the issue “is not going away” and Medicaid expansion will have to be dealt with. “I’m not […]

2013 Boys State to begin May 26 at MSU.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 21st, 2013 at 8:15 am

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Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Education, Governor, Gregg Harper, Jim Hood, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Roger Wicker, Toby Barker

Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker lead a list of speakers for the American Legion’s Boys State on the campus of Mississippi State University this month. Bryant and Wicker are scheduled to speak on May 29, the fourth day of the annual event that teaches rising seniors about state and local government […]

Rep. Toby Barker uses the “C” word.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 14th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Hattiesburg, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Spending, Toby Barker

Rep. Toby Barker at a legislative forum today used a word that government school Superintendents hate to hear: Consolidation. The following is from a report by the Hattiesburg American: Rep. Barker said a charter school bill will pass this year, but decisions made about charter schools need to be data driven. Barker also stated consolidation […]

Lawmakers support PERS | mspers.org

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 1st, 2011 at 8:31 am

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Filed Under: Billy Hudson, Joey Fillingane, Mississippi, PERS, Politics, Retirement, Toby Barker

A group of local lawmakers dispelled fears regarding the future of PERS Wednesday at a University of Southern Mississippi legislative forum. “There’s not anybody in the House or Senate that I know of that’s stupid enough to mess with PERS,” said Sen. Billy Hudson, R-Purvis. In agreement were Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, and Rep. Toby […]

Miss. voter registration deadline is Saturday – WXVT-TV Delta News – More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 3rd, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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Filed Under: Bob Evans, Brandon Jones, Charles Busby, Cindy Bryan, Connie Moran, Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, Eminent Domain, Governor, HD102, HD111, HD19, HD83, Johnny Dupree, Legislature, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Personhood, Phil Bryant, Politics, Randy Boyd, Republican, SD 25, SD8, SD9, State Ballot Initiative, Tate Reeves, Toby Barker, Treasurer, Voter ID, Will Longwitz

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippians who want to vote in the Nov. 8 general election must be registered by this weekend. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the law requires circuit clerks’ offices in all 82 counties to be open 8 a.m. until noon this Saturday, the registration deadline. Hosemann says mail-in voter registration forms […]