Senate Conservatives meet with business and education leaders from Metro Area, more meetings planned across state.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) last week met with over 50 political, business and education leaders from across Madison, Rankin and Hinds County to get feedback on issues facing the state. The group has another series of meetings scheduled in Natchez on September 17 and 18, and in Desoto County later in the year. … Continue reading Senate Conservatives meet with business and education leaders from Metro Area, more meetings planned across state.

WATSON: For Elected Officials who won’t roll up their sleeves– “shame on them”.


BY: Senator Michael Watson--@MichaelWatsonMS In a recent news report published in the Clarion Ledger on education, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves questions the timing of the inquiry into Common Core standards by myself and my colleagues in the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition. One might think based on his comments that bad policy has a statute of … Continue reading WATSON: For Elected Officials who won’t roll up their sleeves– “shame on them”.

#7for7: The fight for facts with #CommonCore, Hood heads North, Texting-while-driving and Barbers just wanna have fun.


This weeks #7for7 has the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition digging for answers from government-school bureaucrats, while government-school bureaucrats attempt to wait out the clock and push propaganda to keep the pyramid scheme alive. The Attorney General's Office is the latest to flee downtown Jackson, sort of. We ask your thoughts on proposals to regulate texting-while-driving. … Continue reading #7for7: The fight for facts with #CommonCore, Hood heads North, Texting-while-driving and Barbers just wanna have fun.

Mississippi Senate Conservatives say “NO” to raising gas and sales taxes.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) today announced the group will reject any attempts to raise gas taxes or sales taxes on Mississippi families as part of a plan to raise revenue for transportation projects. A transportation task force has been looking into the issue. Senate Transportation Chairman Willie Simmons(D) released a proposal last week … Continue reading Mississippi Senate Conservatives say “NO” to raising gas and sales taxes.

HILL: Senator Jones’ response to Common Core concerns loaded with falsehoods.


BY: Senator Angela Hill Recently, my colleague in the Senate, Senator Kenny Wayne Jones,┬áreleased a statement taking the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition to task for questioning the new Common Core Standards being implemented in Mississippi. He is short on evidence to support his claims and makes several false statements. It boggles my mind that the … Continue reading HILL: Senator Jones’ response to Common Core concerns loaded with falsehoods.

HILL: Mississippi Can Do Better Than Common-Core


BY: Senator Angela Hill Last week, I and my fellow Senators in the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition found evidence of racially discriminatory policy in testing expectations arising from the adoption and implementation of Common Core State standards in Mississippi. These standards are currently being rolled out across the state by the Mississippi Department of Education. … Continue reading HILL: Mississippi Can Do Better Than Common-Core

PEP Talk Podcast: Sen. 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 Related articles Plunkett: Medicaid expansion is subsidizing sickness. | Mississippi PEP (keithplunkett.wordpress.com) Plunkett: DSH payments will … Continue reading PEP Talk Podcast: Sen. Melanie Sojourner discusses the Medicaid crisis in Mississippi.

DMR officials working with State Auditor’s office to implement 60-day evaluation of agency.


The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday that it has begun a 60-day comprehensive evaluation to identify and recommend a plan of action to correct any fiscal and programmatic deficiencies, and to ensure more transparency, efficiency and accountability in the future. "The challenges we have at MDMR cannot be fixed overnight, but this week … Continue reading DMR officials working with State Auditor’s office to implement 60-day evaluation of agency.

JSU to rename Community Service Program in honor of late Senator Alice Harden.


Jackson State University is paying tribute to the late state Sen. Alice Harden by naming its community service program after her. A ceremony will be held April 17 dedicate the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning. Harden was a Jackson Democrat and JSU graduate. She became the first black woman to … Continue reading JSU to rename Community Service Program in honor of late Senator Alice Harden.

Jamie Miller recommended for DMR top spot by Senate Committee


A Mississippi Senate committee has voted unanimously to recommend the confirmation of Jamie Miller of Gulfport as director of the state Department of Marine Resources. The full Senate will consider the nomination soon, possibly as early as Wednesday. Confirmation takes a majority of the 52 senators. Committee members spent about an hour Wednesday morning quizzing … Continue reading Jamie Miller recommended for DMR top spot by Senate Committee