Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Friday, October 28, 2016

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MCPP News & Reports


MJI Supports Religous Liberty of Newton Coach

No one likes a bully, and we will not stand by while some out-of-state group threatens our fellow citizens with legal actions for doing nothing more than exercising one’s constitutional rights....

Telemedecine Testimony

Telemedicine: High-Quality, Affordable Care for Mississippi Families
Hearing on Telemedicine
Testimony before the Miss. State Senate, Public Health & Welfare Committee
October 18, 2016...
Leading Toward Liberty

Statement of Forest Thigpen on the Lawsuit to Kill Charter Schools in Mississippi

Forest Thigpen, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed yesterday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The suit alleges that charter school funding violates the Mississippi constitution,...

Poll Shows Welfare-to-Work Reforms Have Substantial Voter Support

-- A new poll of registered Mississippi voters shows substantial support for welfare fraud prevention measures included in a bill moving through the state legislature....

Poll Shows Huge Voter Opposition to Civil Forfeiture

A new poll of registered Mississippi voters shows overwhelming opposition to current state laws that permit police to keep seized cash and property taken from a person not convicted of a crime. Known as "civil forfeiture," the practice has come under increased...

Op-Ed Truth about the Freedom of Conscience Bill

If all the things being said by the opponents of HB 1523 were true, I would be against it as well.

But they are not....

MCPP Commentary


MCPP On The Radio

See the schedules for Vital Signs Commentaries by Forest Thigpen on radio stations throughout Mississippi....

Listen Before You Speak

What do you think would happen in our society if we treated people with respect when we disagree with them politically? Instead of name-calling, which is common on social media, or saying their disagreement with us is driven by hatred, what if we actually listened...

Faith is OK as Motivator for Government Leaders

Governor Bryant is drawing some criticism for saying he was driven by his Christian faith to sign a particular law. Let's think about that....
Governing by Principle

When Constitutional Rights Conflict

What happens when two Constitutional rights are in conflict?...
We the people

Truth About the Freedom of Conscience Bill

Here's the truth about the Freedom of Conscience bill. Its purpose is to keep the government from discriminating against people who believe marriage is between one man and one woman....
Supreme Court

MCPP Creates the Mississippi Justice Institute

For 23 years, our organization has worked to help legislators write laws to guard the liberty of the people of our state, to enhance their opportunities, and to protect their families. We have now created a new legal division to pursue those same goals in the judicial...

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MCPP snapshots


Policy Snapshots - January 13, 2015

Stop Police from Taking & Keeping Property Without a Conviction

Mississippi Families Are On the Move

Downplaying Vocational Skills Has Limited the Opportunities for Low-Income Students

School Choice Programs Survive Union-Sponsored Lawsuit to End Them...

Snapshots - December 9, 2014

*Grocery Store Choice vs. School Choice
* Mississippi Has Fifth-Highest Minimum Wage When Adjusted for Cost of Living
* Promises Made, Promises Broken 2014: Unfunded Liabilities Hit $4.7 Trillion
* EPA Power Grab Enormous Expense, for What?
* "Right to Try"...

Snapshots - November 21, 2014

* War on Poverty at 50 - What Have We Accomplished?
* Replacing the Environmental Protection Agency
* Net Neutrality: Imposing the "Utility Model" on Internet Providers
* Spurring Innovation in American Health Care
* America more pessimistic than poor nations...

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