Keith Plunkett

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PLUNKETT: Perplexed Democrats Challenge Unprepared Republicans In State Senate To Provide Evidence Of Medicaid Fraud. Thank Goodness Someone Had Heard Of Google!

An exchange between Democrat and Republican Senators on Tuesday reported by Mississippi Today illustrates why changing the schedule of legislative …

No Transparency On Tax Increase: Dept. of Revenue Says Deal With Amazon To Collect Internet Sales Tax Will Be Kept Confidential

A deal between Mississippi and online retail giant Amazon to voluntarily collect an internet sales tax won’t be available for public view, the …

PLUNKETT: [Video] Rep. Joel Bomgar Resorts To Common Sense And Coherence To Debate Internet Tax

The Mississippi House debated this week whether to force companies without a physical presence in the state to collect Mississippi sales taxes on …

PLUNKETT: Which State Agencies Spent The Most Money And Gave More Pay Raises During 2016 Spending Spree? [Interactive Chart]

The Hattiesburg American published a report by Clarion Ledger Political Reporter Geoff Pender on Monday, January 16 that:<p>“a report requested by …

PLUNKETT: How The Media Infatuation With Insulting Trump Erodes Standards For Everyone

Media bias or ineptitude? When it comes to how they report on President-Elect Donald Trump, one has to believe the media isn’t exactly looking for …

4 Articles That Distill The Mississippi State Flag Controversy Down To The Heart Of The Matter

With the beginning of 2017 Session of the Mississippi Legislature only days away, the debate over the meaning of the state flag is sure to get more …

#PEPPoll: Senator Angela Hill Prefiles Animal Cruelty Bill For Consideration In Upcoming Legislative Session

In the month of December, a video of scalding water being poured on a cat trapped in a cage quickly went viral, a Gulfport man was arrested after he …

4 Supreme Court Justices To Be Sworn In January 3

A swearing-in ceremony takes place Jan. 3 at the court building near the state Capitol.<p>Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando won a northern …

ANDERSON: Mississippi Is Not A Conservative State

Those words – Mississippi is not a conservative state – delivered quite matter-of-factly by my learned and articulate friend – grabbed the attention …

CRAWFORD: Legislators Should Concern Themselves With State Taxpayers When Confronting University Shortfalls.

<b>BY: Bill Crawford</b><p>Since the 2012 law was passed, out-of-state students have caused most of the enrollment growth among universities. In the latest …

Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson Suggests Legislators Increase Liquor Fees, Legalize Sports Betting and Collect Online Sales Tax

Former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Herb Frierson resigned his position as State House Representative for District 106 in March …

PLUNKETT: McCluskey’s Run For Congress Demonstrates How Public Service Can Be More Than Politics

<i>Win, Lose or Draw, Ric McCluskey’s Ability to Reevaluate and Act On Quickly Changing Circumstances in the Race For CD-4 Strengthens His Future As</i> …

If ‘F’ Ranked Schools Flunk Again In 2017-2018, Will Be Eligible For Takeover By Mississippi Achievement School District.

School districts rated “F” for the 2015-16 school year in Mississippi face a shakeup in governance structure if they flunk again this year. But the …

State Revenue For November $35 Million Below Estimates.

November was a particularly dismal month for revenue collections. The report recently compiled by the staff of the Legislative Budget Committee …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Mount Everest