BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff @Keithplunkett At this point we’ve heard just about every conceivable angle on the politics of Mississippi’s state flag. We’re the last state left in the country to officially fly the image of the confederate battle flag on our state flag, unless you consider--as some are now beginning to--the … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Redemption vs. Deception: Why ALL Mississippians should support keeping the state flag.
Senator Chris McDaniel released details of two election reform bills he hopes will make it to the Senate floor for a vote before a deadline on Tuesday, February 3. Both bills were double-referred, one to Appropriations Committee chaired by Senator Buck Clarke and the other to Judiciary A Committee chaired by Senator Briggs Hopson. Senate … Continue reading Chris McDaniel releases details on election reform bills, calls on chairmen to bring bills out of committees.
Senator Chris McDaniel today announced a week-long series of events across Mississippi to discuss the official launch of a new state political action committee. McDaniel said the United Conservatives Fund (UCF) was organized by conservative thought-leaders, grassroots volunteers and community leaders from across the state. “Following what happened in the Republican Primary runoff for the … Continue reading Senator Chris McDaniel launches new PAC, will discuss future political plans on five city state tour beginning today.
The Ole Miss College Republicans hosted Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves at their meeting Wednesday night at Bryant Hall. Reeves was invited to speak at the weekly College Republicans meeting to discuss how he got into politics, commemorate the attacks on 9/11, share his views on the current state of the national government and answer questions … Continue reading Lt. Gov. Reeves to Ole Miss College Republicans: “I’m just concerned with dodging the shots.”
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett On August 9, 2011, I launched MississippiPEP.com. It was an experiment. I wasn't sure I wanted to run another website. I had done so before as the publisher of a small town newspaper in my hometown of Flora. I enjoy researching, writing and discussing public policy, but I wasn't sure … Continue reading Two Years and Counting!
Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday issued Writs of Election, setting Nov. 5 as the special election date to fill the House of Representative seats left vacant in districts 5, 55 and 110. All three of the former state representatives were elected as mayors: Kelvin Buck of Holly Springs (from District 5); George Flaggs of Vicksburg (District … Continue reading Gov. Bryant Sets Special Election Date for House Districts 5, 55 and 110
Have Medicaid fatigue yet? What would you like to see happen as the deadline of July 1 approaches? Below the poll are a few of the latest Medicaid articles and there is a podcast to the right of this post with Senator Melanie Sojourner on the subject. Comments are welcome. Related articles GUNN: Government cannot … Continue reading Medicaid Poll: What would you like to see happen?
The public would be best served by what (Medicaid Director David) Dzielak observed: Increasing the allocation and pretending it is the total solution is, well, nuts. It’s like giving a losing coach a raise and expecting, as a direct consequence, the team to win more games. Structurally and culturally, American lawmaking systems are not designed … Continue reading Mitchell: With Medicaid, all the good questions are not being asked.
On the liberal "Current" channel, which is apparently only online, a very odd looking young man has fun with hosts by bashing Mississippi. Apparently the young boy doesn't know that we actually don't own slaves down here. Maybe the lack of knowledge is a result of a stellar public school education? At any rate, the … Continue reading More “Bash Mississippi” fun from liberals.
Of the 68 percent who think developing a plan to tackle Health Care Reform issues is important, the prevailing belief is that Medicaid expansion must be rejected. Related articles #MSPEP2013SoS Infographic-State Debt Planning. (mississippipep.wordpress.com) Florida rejects Medicaid expansion, leaves 1 million uninsured (democraticunderground.com)