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 […]

Abernathy Resigns Southaven Planning Commission, Files Complaint Over Unconstitutional Sign Ordinance

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2017 at 7:49 am

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Filed Under: Elections, Liberty, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Southaven

Don Abernathy, who was first appointed to the Southaven Planning Commission in 2013 and resigned in 2015, said he was told by Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite if he pursued his objections to the city’s sign ordinances, which primarily involve political campaign signs, it would be “a conflict of interest” and he would need to step […]

PLUNKETT: Should Hosemann Be Expending State Resources On Cat Island? [#PEPPoll]

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 at 10:14 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, History, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Property rights, Republican, Spending

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has received the deed to 492 acres of Cat Island from BP. The state now owns 718 acres of the island. BP acquired the acreage, which is valued at approximately $13.7 Million, from the Boddie family in 2011. The Hattiesburg American report downplays the cost to Mississippi taxpayers. “The full […]

WALTERS: Jeffersonianism & the Roots of American Conservatism

By Ryan Walters | November 6th, 2016 at 11:56 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of “The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic.” Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Principles of Freedom, Property rights

What is true conservatism? That question, more than anything else, is the argument raging in the Republican Party today–one side fully represented in the party’s establishment wing, while the other resides in the hearts of true patriots at the grassroots, those who carry the American Revolution’s sacred fire of liberty. Yet most true conservatives may not […]

HUD Forces City of Ridgeland to Back Down from Plan to Eliminate Rental Apartments

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 21st, 2016 at 1:51 pm

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Madison County, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Property rights

In a move that lets Ridgeland avoid Fair Housing Act violation penalties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, city officials have agreed to scrap provisions of a 2014 zoning ordinance that could have forced more than a dozen rental apartment complexes out of business. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, or […]