Trent Favre Appointed As First Judge For Hancock County Court

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 4th, 2017 at 3:55 pm

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Gov. Phil Bryant announced today he has appointed S. Trent Favre Hancock County Court judge. Favre is the first to sit on the Hancock County Court bench. His appointment is effective Jan. 1, the date the court becomes active, according to a proclamation issued by Gov. Bryant. “Trent’s extensive experience in private practice, including his […]

There Is a Way Out of Hate

By Daniel Mitchell | August 14th, 2017 at 12:26 pm

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Daniel J. Mitchell is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute who specializes in fiscal policy, particularly tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review.

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The good news is that the free market punishes racism. That’s because people who make decisions based on irrational hatred are less efficient and productive and therefore lose.

HAMPTON: 2017 Session Of MS Legislature Will Be Tough For Lawmakers Who’d Rather Work Than Pander

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2017 at 11:49 am

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BY: Paul Hampton | Sun Herald (Rep. Tom) Miles and (Rep. Doug) McLeod certainly won’t be the only lawmakers filing frivolous and pandering legislation this year. And I promise to snort just as loudly when others do. This is going to be a tough year for those lawmakers who’d rather work hard than pander. It’s […]

CRAWFORD: Legislature’s Proposed Budget Gives Up On Rewarding Performance

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 18th, 2016 at 6:38 am

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BY: Bill Crawford The proposed budget is $195 million less than the twice-cut current budget and cuts nearly every agency. It would eliminate funding for almost 2,000 currently unfilled positions and remove civil-service protection to make it easier for agency heads to fire workers. (Speaker Philip) Gunn warned agencies “to pay strong attention to this […]

Greenville School District Fires Teacher Shown in Video Dragging Student By Hair

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 18th, 2016 at 2:16 pm

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Officials in a Mississippi school district have fired a special education teacher after a video showed her dragging a special-needs student by her hair across the floor. The Delta Democrat-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2er9nWt) the Greenville Public School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to terminate Linda Winters-Johnson. The decision comes 11 days after the video began […]

Consolidation Commission meets to discuss dissolution of 3 school districts in Chickasaw County. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 2nd, 2016 at 10:09 am

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   A nine-member commission brought together to determine how the Legislature should create a united Chickasaw Consolidated School District met Wednesday with state leaders and cleared “a big hurdle” in the overall process, according to state leaders. Members of the commission met Tuesday in Houlka with leaders from the state to offer input on how […]

Ten new MS laws that take effect Friday.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 30th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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   Ten new state laws passed by the legislature will go into effect tomorrow, July 1 in Mississippi. Here’s a brief look at each as reported by the AP. 1. APPOINTED SUPERINTENDENTS – SB 2438 (http://bit.ly/1RpuTs3 ) requires all school superintendents to be appointed, beginning in 2019. Those elected in 2015 will serve their current […]

AG Hood attempts to plant seeds of doubt over state officials plans for $150 million in BP money due on Friday. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 30th, 2016 at 12:12 pm

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Mississippi will get first $150 million from BP economic damages Friday, Attorney General Jim Hood said. Hood also said he fears Mississippi lawmakers may try to balance the state budget with money from BP, something the Coast delegation, Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves all have said they oppose. “After years of litigation […]

Feds pop BancorpSouth to the tune of $10.6 million for redlining in Memphis.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 30th, 2016 at 10:58 am

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The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Mississippi-based BancorpSouth $10.6 million, alleging the bank deliberately discriminated against minorities in its lending practices. BancorpSouth, a medium-sized regional bank with $10.6 billion in assets, deliberately avoided building branches in minority neighborhoods in Memphis, Tennessee from at least 2011 to 2013. The bank also […]

Democrats block budget provision in MS House forcing a return to Capitol.  

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 29th, 2016 at 8:02 am

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The Mississippi House will be back for a second day of special session Wednesday. Senators passed a bill Tuesday to let Gov. Phil Bryant dip further into the state’s financial reserves to plug a hole in the state budget. The House needed a two-thirds vote to consider the bill the same day it passed the […]