Geoff Pender, The Clarion-Ledger

Geoff Pender

The Clarion-Ledger

Jackson, MS, United States

Contact Geoff

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • Hattiesburg American
  • Commercial Appeal
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • KARE 11
  • wusa9
  • 12NewsNow
  • KHOU
  • KING 5 News
  • and more…

Past articles by Geoff:

As governor, other state officials are set to receive pay raises, Mississippi legislators are not

House Bill 1426 would give large raises if Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs it into law. The governor's salary will go from $122K to $160K. → Read More

Lawmakers pass largest teacher pay raise in Mississippi history

The Mississippi House on Tuesday passed the largest teacher pay raise in state history on to Gov. Tate Reeves. → Read More

House offers ‘compromise’ teacher pay raise, but Senate says it wasn’t in on the compromising

The House has offered a "compromise" $226 million teacher pay raise to the state Senate. → Read More

After another major deadline at the Capitol, here’s what bills survived and died

Tuesday was the deadline for committees in the House and Senate to pass out general law bills that originated in the other chamber. → Read More

5 things to know about the Great Mississippi Tax Cut Battle of 2022

As the Senate this week sent the House an austere income tax cut plan, the House after two years of pushing to eliminate personal income taxes altogether was digging in on its position. → Read More

Mississippi Senate passes income tax, grocery tax cut

The Mississippi Senate did not go as far as the House, but did pass a bipartisan bill to reduce the state income and grocery taxes. → Read More

Mississippi Legislature will not come back April 1, as coronavirus spreads

Lawmakers halted their session over coronavirus concerns. No time for return set. → Read More

MS prison crisis: Gov. Reeves says last inmates being removed from Parchman Unit 29

State will pay $62.50 per day per inmate for housing inmates in private prison to help crisis. → Read More

Jackson flooding: What you need to know Monday

Pearl River is expected to crest mid-day Monday. More rain is in the forecast → Read More

Feds: State auditor kept them in the dark on Mississippi welfare embezzlement bust

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said neither his office nor FBI were contacted by state auditor about investigation into embezzlement of welfare money. → Read More

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves inaugural speech full transcript

'(The) that campaign is over. Campaigns by necessity highlight differences. Governing is about coming together.' -- Gov. Tate Reeves → Read More

Reeves makes ethics, education board nominations

The nominations, which must be approved by the Senate, are among Reeves' last duties as lieutenant governor before he is sworn in as governor. → Read More

Hobnob: Statewide candidates make final pitch to Mississippi business leaders

The state's chamber of commerce hosted candidates for Mississippi statewide elections at their annual Hobnob event. → Read More

Mississippi Lottery: Powerball, Mega Millions start date announced

Multi-state jackpots have reached more than $1 billion in past. → Read More

Medical marijuana: What exactly will be before Mississippi voters?

What you should know about the Mississippi marijuana initiative. → Read More

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