May 16, 2013: Senator Melanie Sojourner discusses the Medicaid crisis in Mississippi
Senator Melanie Sojourner represents District 37 in the Mississippi Senate and is a member of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. She joins Managing Editor Keith Plunkett at the State Capitol to discuss the Medicaid crisis in Mississippi
May 2, 2013: Rep. Cecil Brown discusses the push to do away with inspection stickers.
Rep. Cecil Brown joined Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to discuss Brown’s bill HB 499. The bill would have done away with the state requirement for inspection stickers on motor vehicles. However, following passage in the State House by a 112 to 5 vote, the bill never made it out of committee in the State Senate.
Brown discusses his plans for moving the legislation to passage in the 2014 session.
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April 30, 2013: Treasurer Lynn Fitch discusses the results of the MPACT audit and next steps
In the latest PEP Talk Podcast, Treasurer Lynn Fitch joined Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to discuss the outcome of the audit of the Mississippi Prepaid College Tuition program, and how the MPACT Board may proceed to save the program from insolvency.
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Keith Plunkett on the Paul Gallo Show to discuss Medicaid expansion politics.
Mississippi PEP Managing Editor Keith Plunkett joined Paul Gallo on Supertalk Mississippi to discuss the ongoing discussion about Medicaid expansion, charter schools and more Mississippi politics on 3-11-13. Listen to the entire hour by going to http://www.Supertalk.FM and visiting the archives.
Treasurer Fitch on Financial Literacy, MPACT and a State Debt Affordability Plan.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett I joined Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch for our latest PEP Talk Podcast. She discussed ongoing efforts to get a Financial Literacy course requirement for High School Seniors out of the Legislature and to the Governor’s desk. We discussed the outlook of the MPACT Pre-Paid College Savings Program following an audit and some bleak numbers. Mrs. Fitch also tells of a first ever state debt affordability plan she is developing to properly manage state debt.
Senator Longwitz and Rep. Baker on Concealed Carry Privacy Bill HB 485
Senator Will Longwitz and Rep. Mark Baker join Mississippi PEP Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to talk about HB 485 and amendments made to the bill in the Mississippi State Senate that could hamper it’s enforcement. The bill would keep private the identities of Concealed Carry Permit holders in Mississippi in the face of attempts by bloggers and the press to make them public.
Senator McDaniel discusses Mississippi’s efforts to halt enforcement of federal gun control.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett
Senator Chris McDaniel sat down with me at the state Capitol prior to Governor Phil Bryant’s State of the State Address. We discussed legislative efforts to halt enforcement of gun control in Mississippi following President Barack Obama issuing 23 Executive Orders.