Gov. Bryant Signs Bill Funding Trooper School

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 11th, 2017 at 5:07 pm

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Filed Under: Budget, Governor, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Public Safety, Spending

MHP is currently allowed to have about 650 troopers on the roadway, but they only about 475. There are also about 150 troopers due for retirement.

Jackson Officials Say Expect No Changes To Current Policy Over Immigration

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 9th, 2017 at 7:10 am

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Filed Under: City of Jackson, Democrats, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Public Safety

Jackson city leaders have no plans to rollback an ordinance prohibiting police officers from questioning people about their immigration status, which some state officials have said makes the capital city a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Jackson’s persistence comes amid state and federal promises to crack down on illegal immigration and cities that aid undocumented immigrants. […]

PLUNKETT: Student Files Affidavit Against Ole Miss ‘Phenomenal Woman’ For Racially Motivated Criminal Conspiracy

By Keith Plunkett | April 7th, 2017 at 8:32 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, Culture, Democrats, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Ole Miss, Oxford, Public Safety, Race

Wood agreed earlier in the month when asked by University Police to not file charges on the condition that Scott agreed to sit down and discuss the incident with him. But Scott has refused to reach out to Wood.

“She had every chance in the world to contact me,” Wood said.

MAHARREY: Mississippi Law to Ban Sanctuary Cities Actually Doesn’t

By Michael Maharrey | April 6th, 2017 at 1:29 am

BY: Michael Maharrey / Communications Director -- Tenth Amendment Center

Michael Maharrey is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center. He proudly resides in the original home of the Principles of '98 - Kentucky. He is the author of the book, 'Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty'.

Filed Under: Contributor, Ethics, Federal Government, Governor, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Public Safety, Sean Tindell, Tenth Amendment

As signed by Gov. Bryant, the new law would not bar implementation of local provisions prohibiting inquiries about a person’s immigration status. It also doesn’t prohibit local authorities from releasing undocumented immigrants from custody once they’ve posted bond, or served their time, even if ICE requests an immigration detainer. In short, SB2710 does not prohibit the most common sanctuary city policies and in no way outlaws sanctuary cities.

BROWN: Everyone Should Agree On These Common Sense Welfare Program Reforms.

By Chris Brown | March 22nd, 2017 at 3:41 am

BY: Chris Brown / State Representative, District 20

Chris Brown is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from Nettleton serving District 20. He is the author of House Bill 1090. Readers can contact him at crbrown@house.ms.gov

Filed Under: Contributor, Entitlements, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Republican, Spending

These are common ground proposals that ensure those who need assistance are able to receive it. The legislation prevents criminals from taking advantage of welfare recipients and taxpayers. It reduces the cost of the social safety net for state government. Best of all, it provides an incredible opportunity for folks who are able to move out of welfare dependency and poverty to a better life.

Civil Forfeiture Reform Signed Into Law By Governor Requires Confiscated Property To Be Reported, Warrants To Be Issued.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 15th, 2017 at 7:00 am

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Filed Under: Ethics, Governor, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Public Safety, Revenue

Civil forfeiture opponents at the Institute for Justice report on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill on Monday, March 13, that adds new transparency requirements to civil forfeiture. Th3 law still allows law enforcement to confiscate property without filing criminal charges. Whenever a law enforcement agency seizes property, it must provide a description of the property […]

Newly Appointed Commissioner of MDOC Wants To “Change The Perception” Of Corrections System

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 6th, 2017 at 7:47 pm

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Filed Under: Governor, Law Enforcement, Leadership, MDOC, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Public Safety

Pelicia Hall has become the first female commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Gov. Phil Bryant named Hall, who had been interim commissioner, to the post permanently on Monday. “I am honored to accept the appointment as commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, and I am committed to implementing positive reforms that will […]

Senate Passes Campaign Finance Bill

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 9th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

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Filed Under: County Government, Elections, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Politics, Public Service, Stacey Pickering

Senators unanimously agree that there should be limits on Mississippi public officials spending campaign money on themselves. The legislature’s upper chamber passed Senate Bill 2689 Wednesday, sending it to the House for more debate. The House passed a similar bill last month, and Sen. Sally Doty, a Brookhaven Republican, says differences will likely be worked […]

House Rejects Legislation To Reduce State AG’s Authority

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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Filed Under: Jim Hood, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mississippi State House, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Politics

The Mississippi House has narrowly rejected a bill to limit the attorney general’s powers. But the bill is being held for another debate, and a Republican chairman needs to pick up just a few votes for the bill to pass and move to the Senate. House Bill 555 would require the attorney general to receive […]

House Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 10:23 am

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Filed Under: Law Enforcement, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Tenth Amendment

A bill introduced in the Mississippi House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Mississippi, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Rep. Steve Hopkins (R-Southaven) […]