Farm Bureau recognizes Congressman Gregg Harper for work on Farm Bill, Transportation.


The Mississippi Farm Bureau today awarded Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for his work in the 113th Congress. This is the third consecutive time that Mississippi Farm Bureau has honored Rep. Harper for his commitment to the farmers of Mississippi. “We are pleased to recognize Congressman Harper with our Friend … Continue reading Farm Bureau recognizes Congressman Gregg Harper for work on Farm Bill, Transportation.

2013 Boys State to begin May 26 at MSU.


Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker lead a list of speakers for the American Legion's Boys State on the campus of Mississippi State University this month. Bryant and Wicker are scheduled to speak on May 29, the fourth day of the annual event that teaches rising seniors about state and local government … Continue reading 2013 Boys State to begin May 26 at MSU.

Speculation continues over Cochran’s seat in the U.S. Senate: If a Senate seat opens, expect a stampede


So who might run for a vacant Senate seat? The names of nearly every notable Mississippi politician are circulating. It would be easier to name those who aren't. Gov. Phil Bryant and former Gov. Haley Barbour are not likely candidates. Barbour, 64, has opined he's too old and he likes being in charge too much … Continue reading Speculation continues over Cochran’s seat in the U.S. Senate: If a Senate seat opens, expect a stampede

Mississippi PEP Timeline: SCOTUS Obamacare ruling-A look at the past 24-hours.


Follow Mississippi PEP on Twitter Like Mississippi PEP on Facebook The past 24 hours have been, to borrow a phrase, "fast and furious". The past 4 have been intense. It's understandable that you may have missed a post or two about the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare, and the reactions that have followed. We'll keep … Continue reading Mississippi PEP Timeline: SCOTUS Obamacare ruling-A look at the past 24-hours.

SCOTUS Obamacare ruling-Mississippian’s react: Congressman Gregg Harper


U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on the constitutionality of the president’s health care law: “While I have great respect for the Supreme Court, I am tremendously disappointed in this ruling. This decision expands the power of the federal government and leaves citizens with … Continue reading SCOTUS Obamacare ruling-Mississippian’s react: Congressman Gregg Harper

Salter gives a rundown of upcoming campaigns to watch at Neshoba County Fair.


  With the Neshoba County Fair now little more than a month away, the political speaking focus at the Founder's Square Pavilion will be on Mississippi's congressional general elections and the state's "nonpartisan" elections for the appellate judiciary. Mississippi appellate court races find familiar competing interests (Salter) | gulflive.com. Related articles Fair Fire Follow Up … Continue reading Salter gives a rundown of upcoming campaigns to watch at Neshoba County Fair.

Senator Cochran moves to block H-2B foreign worker visa regulations


Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has cosponsored an amendment to again stop the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new regulations for a temporary foreign worker visa program that would make it harder for seasonal industries, like shrimping, to survive. Cochran is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee that approved an amendment by Alabama Sen. … Continue reading Senator Cochran moves to block H-2B foreign worker visa regulations

Harrison: Speculation beginning for possible replacement to Senator Thad Cochran


It has been 1988 since there was an election for an open Senate seat in Mississippi. It appears obvious that a lot of major politicians are assuming Cochran will not seek another term. And if he does, there most likely will be a great deal of gnashing of teeth -- silently -- from those politicians … Continue reading Harrison: Speculation beginning for possible replacement to Senator Thad Cochran

State’s 4 US House members accept court intervention to redraw district lines


Mississippi's four U.S. House members are confident that a federal court will produce a redistricting plan they can accept. The three Republicans and one Democrat said Wednesday that they did not object to a three-judge panel taking over the job of drawing new maps, as the state Republican Party had requested. The judges said they … Continue reading State’s 4 US House members accept court intervention to redraw district lines