Mississippi House Passes Legislation to Collect Unconstitutional Internet Sales Tax

February 1, 2017 – Today, 42 Republicans joined hands with 37 Democrats to pass a tax increase. By a vote of 79 to 38, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed HB480, a measure that would force the collection of sales tax on all Internet purchases made by Mississippians. Despite the fact that states are currently […]

Rock Solid Conservative Measures Die on MS Legislative Calendar

February 1, 2017 – Yesterday, marked the deadline for legislation in the Mississippi legislature to be passed out of committee.  If the bills were not brought up for a vote, they “died on the calendar,” meaning the committee chairman killed the bills. Following the 2011 election cycle, Mississippi fell under Republican control when they picked […]

United Conservatives Opposes Internet Sales Tax

JACKSON – Jan. 27, 2017 – The Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDR) announced Tuesday that starting on February 1st the online retail giant Amazon will start collecting sales tax on purchases made by Mississippians. MDR Commissioner Herb Frierson, a former Republican state legislator, recently applauded the move to collect the tax.   “I appreciate Amazon for voluntarily stepping forward […]

McDaniel: Time for an Apology?

By Senator Chris McDaniel At the core of my political beliefs is an unyielding desire for individual freedom. As a Constitutionalist, I believe all liberties must be protected, and equality should prevail.  All people are worthy of dignity.  All deserve respect.  Indeed, I’ve spent my entire career defending the rights of others, even when I […]

#CommonCore: NOT College And Career Ready According To ACT 2016 Report

  New research from ACT points to certain discrepancies between portions of the Common Core State Standards and skills some educators believe are most important for college readiness. The results of the newest ACT National Curriculum Survey identify specific skills and approaches in English and mathematics that are valued more by teachers and/or college instructors […]