Geoffrey Pender, The Clarion-Ledger

Geoffrey Pender

The Clarion-Ledger

Jackson, MS, United States

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Past articles by Geoffrey:

Thad Cochran arrangements announced

Visitation, services planned for Oxford, Jackson Capitol → Read More

When Mississippi needed help, Thad Cochran stepped to the plate

Any challengers set on trampling Cochran's legacy should be leery of someone who can list on his resume, "saved the state from catastrophe." → Read More

Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran dies at 81

Cochran served for 45 years, with one of the longest, most storied political careers in Mississippi history. → Read More

Speaker Gunn vows to remove Mississippi lawmaker McLeod if he punched wife

Rep. Doug McLeod accused of punching his wife because she didn't get undressed quickly enough → Read More

Delbert Hosemann tells Ole Miss students Thad Cochran is deceased. He's not.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann tells group of journalism students that longtime Sen. Thad Cochran is deceased. He is not. → Read More

Mississippi gun laws: Concealed carry, open carry, permits. What you need to know.

Mississippi has among the most permissive gun laws in the country. But there are still caveats. → Read More

Arkansas joins other states replacing Confederate statues in U.S. Capitol. Mississippi's remain

Mississippi's Capitol statues are of Jefferson Davis and J.Z. George, architect of Mississippi's 1890 Constitution, which ushered in Jim Crow → Read More

Public Office/Private Gain: No limits on Mississippi public officials taking gifts

Clarion Ledger investigation sheds light on Mississippi politicians receiving freebies, gifts. → Read More

Here's how much each Mississippi university gave in gifts lobbying public officials

Ole Miss outpaced all other schools with nearly $120,000 in ticket giveaways. Mississippi State was second with nearly $66,000. → Read More

Which lawmakers received the most freebies from Mississippi universities?

Here is a list of the top 25 lawmakers who received the most money from Mississippi's public universities. → Read More

Other states ban gifts to lawmakers. Why doesn't Mississippi?

There is no limit on how much money lobbyists can spend on gifts for lawmakers in Mississippi. → Read More

Public universities spend millions wining, dining, lobbying Mississippi lawmakers

Seven of Mississippi’s eight public universities and their private foundations spent nearly $2 million on lobbying over the past four years. → Read More

Is Mississippi Legislature running off the rails over private school vouchers?

The fight, if not resolved, could force lawmakers to continue their session that was set to end Friday, or force them back this summer. → Read More

Who gets the money? The new $6 billion Mississippi budget, by the numbers

Most agency increases are from the state's increased cost for the Public Employee Retirement System. → Read More

Where does Perry Parker live? Candidate drops out after residency challenged

Parker contends he's a Mississippi resident and always has been, despite having "residences all over the world" for work → Read More

Teacher, state employee raises looking up as lawmakers determine they have more money

Lawmakers will spend the next 48 hours hammering out final deals. → Read More

How will Mississippi spend $23 million in Gulf oil and gas money?

Gov. Phil Bryant announces six projects to "protect and enhance" the Gulf Coast. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren to hold March campaign events in Memphis, Mississippi and Alabama

Warren is expected to focus on affordable housing and related issues during the campaign tour. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren to hold Mississippi town hall moderated by Jake Tapper at Jackson State

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to hold a televised Jackson, Mississippi, town hall meeting in between stops in Memphis and Alabama. → Read More

Attorney General race gets surprise, high-profile GOP candidate on qualifying deadline

Longtime Republican leader makes surprise run for attorney general. → Read More