BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Anyone who walks the halls of the state capitol when the legislature is in session for any length of time can expect at some point to hear the loud boisterous showmanship of Lee County Democrat Rep. Steve Holland. Holland loves an audience, and when the legislature is in session he … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Rep. Steve Holland, Beastiality and North MS Politics–you can’t make this stuff up.
(Editors Note: Senator Brice Wiggins has contacted Mississippi PEP via Twitter to take exception to the headline of this aggregated article saying it is not representative of his position. One can only assume because he doesn't support changes as the headline says, and the content suggests. But, that would assume he supports the "system of distrust" … Continue reading Senators Wiggins and Bryan support changes to sentencing laws.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett (UPDATE: Editor Lloyd Gray claims the loss of data on the specific dates are simply a coincidence and it was due to system problems. A very interesting coincidence, indeed. Believable? You decide. But, unlike the Daily Journal's biased report that started all this mess, I'm at least willing to update … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Senator Watson calls out Daily Journal for bias, they respond by deleting evidence.
The following article was originally posted July 30, 2012. Recently, education officials said they were having "difficulty" setting up measurements of the trial PBC programs. BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Governor Phil Bryant unveiled a plan on Friday to change the way teachers are paid in Mississippi from a seniority based system to one based … Continue reading #Rewind: Performance Based Compensation for teachers is patching leaks, we need a new ship.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Earlier this week, homosexual Mississippians descended on clerk’s offices across the state to apply for marriage licenses. The stunt was organized by a liberal organization calling itself the Campaign for Southern Equality. The group is out of Asheville, North Carolina and is intent on pushing for “marriage equality” for lesbian, … Continue reading PLUNKETT: The “Marriage Equality” myth.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett In January we completed our 2013 Conservative State of the State Report based on a survey of conservatives across Mississippi. The report listed the issues respondents think our state officials should focus on in 2013. One of those issues is Energy Planning. In the report, Energy Planning got an overwhelming nod … Continue reading Join us for a live chat about Mississippi’s energy future tonight at 8:00PM.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett I first noticed a blog post by the Bigger Pie Forum that published emails showing the Dept. of Education's interior politics and pressures when it comes to school rankings on May 10 through a tweet. Now that story has been picked up by the Clarion Ledger. It ran this morning. … Continue reading Plunkett: More evidence of collaboration to steal public funds at Mississippi Dept. of Education.
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. This PEP Talk Podcast is brought to you by: Related articles Plunkett: Treasurer Fitch's … Continue reading PEP Talk Podcast: Treasurer Fitch discusses the outcome of the MPACT audit and the future of the program.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett The law enforcement community is having to come to grips with the fact that all Mississippians have a right to carry a firearm. Some don't appear to be happy that they no longer will be able to demand that citizens fear them. Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis told the … Continue reading Plunkett: HB 2 has added benefit of refocusing law enforcement on true mission.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett When Terri Herring asked me to assist her in dealing with communication issues surrounding her upcoming confirmation hearing as a nominee to the Mississippi Board of Health, I wondered why a person with so much experience in dealing with the public would need my help. Little did I know how … Continue reading Plunkett: Opponents of Herring confirmation remain voluntarily blind to decades of dedication to public health.