MAEP Was A Great Achievement For Republicans, Until It Wasn’t

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 18th, 2018 at 9:48 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Commentary, Education, Haley Barbour, History, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending

Every Republican who was in the Legislature in 2006 and is in the Legislature now voted for the (Mississippi Adequate Education Program) with the understanding that it guaranteed full funding after a three-year phase-in. Then-Gov. Haley Barbour, surrounded by most Republican members of the Legislature, hosted a news conference in his state Capitol office touting […]

Mississippi 411: January 13, 2018 [VIDEO]

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 10:01 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Dan Eubanks, Desoto County, Legislature, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Public Safety, Republican, Steve Hopkins, Transportation

Rep. Dan Eubanks and Rep. Steve Hopkins of Desoto County return with another year of Mississippi 411 updating the latest from the Mississippi House of Representatives. In this installment the men discuss funding for bridge and road repair, returning some of the use taxes collected back to municipalities and local governments and vaccine exemption rights.

Speaker Gunn Files Bill To Reformulate Education Spending

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 9:10 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Education, MDE, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending

Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, filed a school funding rewrite bill late Thursday. The bill includes much of the what New Jersey-based nonprofit EdBuild CEO Rebecca Sibilia described to House Democratic Caucus members on Tuesday, including retaining a provision that allows property-wealthy districts across the state to keep $120 million it would have otherwise had to […]

Higher Percentage Of Americans Distrust Media Than Public In Any Other Country

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 8:35 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Culture, Ethics, Influencing Institutions, National, News

A Pew Research study shows countries, political identification tends to be the strongest divider of media attitudes, more so than education, age or gender. Political party systems vary considerably across countries, but one consistent measure for comparing political divides is support for the governing party or parties. Individuals who identify with the governing party or […]

Debate Over School Choice Legislation Could Get Contentious

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 10th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Influential school choice advocates are pushing to allow all families in Mississippi to have the option of using state funds for private schools.

What Should We Do About Pot?

By Bryan Fischer | January 10th, 2018 at 12:20 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Culture, Drugs, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Law Enforcement, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Public Safety, Tenth Amendment

If American citizens don’t like what Attorney General Sessions has done, they have one legitimate avenue of response: work through Congress to change the law. Critics from both left and right are all over Jeff Sessions for his decision to revoke an Obama-era executive order on marijuana. It ordered the Department of Justice to turn […]

Tupelo Mayor Delays City Council Order To Fly State Flag, Then Abruptly Orders It Removed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 9th, 2018 at 12:27 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Ethics, History, Lee County, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, News, State Flag

An order approved on a racially divided 5-2 vote in 2016 ordered that the Mississippi state flag would fly on any municipal property with more than one flag pole. Shelton stated during a press conference Tuesday that the council’s previous decision was an order not an ordinance and is thus not binding on a new term.

Oops! Rep. Greg Snowden Introduces Bill To Fly Mississippi’s Secession Flag.

By Keith Plunkett | January 6th, 2018 at 1:59 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, Ethics, Feature Stories, Greg Snowden, History, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, State Flag

If these history-challenged politicians are going to continue with the repetitive claptrap, is it too much to ask that they gather some basic facts first?

DA Michael Guest Wastes No Time, Files To Run In CD-3 To Replace Harper.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Elections, Gregg Harper, Michael Guest, Mississippi, News, Politics, Republican, US Congress

District Attorney Michael Guest, a Republican, filed qualifying papers Friday afternoon for the 3rd Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper. Harper announced Thursday he would not seek a sixth term this year, citing family considerations. READ: District Attorney Michael Guest running for Congress to replace Gregg Harper in #MS03

House Committees Pass Several MDOT Funding Bills Hoping Something Will Stick

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 5th, 2018 at 6:24 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Business, Legislature, MDOT, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

Speaker Philip Gunn made it clear to a room full of business leaders Thursday that the House is wasting no time to take action on roads and bridges. “Second day of the session, three of my committees in the House met and passed out some of those ideas and we’re going to continue to meet,” […]