WALTERS: #WickerWatch: Roger Flunks On Trumpcare

By Ryan Walters | June 27th, 2017 at 5:47 pm

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: Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Insurance, Mississippi PEP, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, Ryan Walters, Taxes, US Congress

Roger Wicker’s support of this terrible bill is yet another betrayal of Republican promises and conservative principles.

CALLEN: Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran Decision A Win For School Choice

By Grant Callen | June 26th, 2017 at 4:38 pm

BY: Grant Callen / President - Empower Mississippi

Grant Callen is a sixth generation Mississippian who grew up in Laurel. He founded Empower Mississippi in 2014. Previously, Grant served as Director of Development for the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He is an alumnus of The Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington D.C.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Education, Empower Mississippi, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Grant Callen, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, School Choice

Today the United States Supreme Court delivered a victory for school choice in ruling that the government cannot deny a neutral benefit to an organization simply because they are religious.

FISCHER: President Trump Can Correct 70 Years Of Judicial Abuse

By Bryan Fischer | June 26th, 2017 at 9:59 am

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, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom

Seventy years of this type of misbegotten and skewed jurisprudence is 70 years too many. May Justice Kennedy enjoy a long and peaceful retirement, and may it begin immediately if not sooner.

These Four Articles Published Over A Year Ago Predicted The Fifth Circuit Reversal Of #HB1523 Ruling.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2017 at 7:43 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: Chris McDaniel, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Gay Rights, Governor, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Virtue

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court’s decision to strike down House Bill 1523, allowing the law to take effect. The ruling was that the original plaintiffs challenging House Bill 1523 lacked standing, because they “have not shown an injury-in-fact caused by HB 1523.”

That’s exactly what these four articles published over a year ago on MississippiPEP.com explained.

Governor Awards Two Child Protective Services Social Workers For Saving Abused Child.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 24th, 2017 at 9:52 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, Governor, Inspirational, Leadership, Madison County, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Public Safety, Public Service, Virtue

Social workers investigated, and despite the parent’s denial that the child existed, helped law enforcement discover the malnourished child had been locked away in a closet. The child and multiple siblings were rescued and placed in state custody and the parents arrested and charged with felony child abuse and neglect.

Commercial Dispatch: State Government Officials “Reckless” Attitude Over Economic Development Insulting To Mississippi Taxpayers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 3:22 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: Banking and Finance, Business, Commentary, Culture, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Feature Stories, Governor, Job Growth, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Taxes

Over the past half dozen years, our state leaders — through the Mississippi Development Authority — have given hundreds of millions of taxpayer-funded incentives to companies to recruit out-of-state industries. While we recognize the importance of making our state attractive to these companies, we also expect our leaders exhibit prudence and restraint. That means making […]

MDE To Hold Three Meetings To Gather Community Input For ESSA Plan

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 5:31 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, Events, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Teachers

When the plan is adopted, it will put Mississippi in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Mississippi Department of Education is required to put the plan in place in order to be eligible for federal education funding.

Pearson Testing Error: 10 Students Failed Test But Allowed To Graduate, MDE Won’t Revoke Diplomas

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 22nd, 2017 at 8:56 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, Ethics, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News

State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won’t revoke their diplomas. Associate state Superintendent Paula Vanderford said in a statement that no students failed to graduate because of scoring errors that worked against them. The State […]

With Investors Clamoring, PSC Moves To Force End To Kemper Boondoggle

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 21st, 2017 at 3:20 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: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Development, Energy, Ethics, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Public Service Commission

At its open meeting Wednesday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission unanimously passed a motion instructing counsel to prepare an order pursuing potential solutions regarding the Kemper County power generation facility. The order will be presented to the commission at its July 6 meeting. As part of the order, a new docket number will be opened […]

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis Found Not-Guilty In Retrial

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 20th, 2017 at 5:52 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: Desoto County, Ethics, Greg Davis, Immorality, Law Enforcement, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Oxford, Southaven

The verdict came in the second day of Davis’ retrial, and reversed his 2014 conviction on both charges. The state Court of Appeals threw out the original verdict in 2016, ruling Davis should have received a change of venue due to pre-trial publicity.