Sen. Tony Smith says he's looking "very seriously" at run for Southern District Public Service Commissioner.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 16th, 2014 at 10:43 am

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Filed Under: Legislature, Mississippi State Senate, Public Service Commission, Tony Smith

State Senator Tony Smith tells the Picayune Item that he is looking closely at a possible run for Southern District Public Service Commissioner in 2015. In an article to preview upcoming issues in the 2015 Legislative Session, Smith said that he was “considering running for public service commissioner next year.” He added: “I haven’t made […]

#7for7: In a word, Guns.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 17th, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Ethics, Gun Control, Hinds County, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, Pat Nelson, Politics, Public Safety, Second Amendment, Tony Smith

This weeks seven top posts are all about the ongoing back and forth over Hinds County Judge Winston Kidd’s ruling to halt enforcement of Mississippi’s concealed carry law, HB2. The reaction from conservative lawmakers was as similar in message as it was swift. Off the record many conservatives had a simple question: Who the hell […]

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 […]

SB 2687 to bar government regulation of restaurant portion sizes moves to Guv’s desk.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 7th, 2013 at 6:03 am

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Filed Under: Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Tony Smith

The House passed the final version of Senate Bill 2687 on a 92-26 vote Wednesday. It bars local governments from requiring nutritional information, restricting portion sizes, or barring toys in kids’ meals. The bill, introduced by Picayune Republican Sen. Tony Smith, is meant to keep Mississippi cities and counties from modeling rules after cities like […]

School merger bill amended to protect districts, some Republicans break ranks

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 17th, 2012 at 7:18 am

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Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, David Blount, Education, Gary Jackson, John Polk, Legislature, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Sally Doty, Sean Tindell, Superintendents, Teachers, Tony Smith

The bill allows the state to depose school board members and order new elections in districts that are taken over twice within 10 years. It originally also allowed the state to merge a twice-failed district into a neighboring district without the consent of the neighboring district. But Sen. Hob Bryan, R-Amory, successfully amended the bill […]