Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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MCPP News & Reports


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....

Religious Freedom = Economic Freedom

"[E]conomic freedom describes the degree to which individuals can live their lives and make personal choices without government intervention."...

HB1523 One Page Fact Sheet

Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination...

News Release - Poll Shows Voter Support for HB 1523

New poll shows Mississippi voters want to protect pastors, churches, schools, and businesses from government discrimination and unjust punishment....

MCPP Commentary


MCPP On The Radio

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

U.S. History Test Should be Replaced

High school students in Mississippi are required to take a US History test before graduating. But you won't find George Washington or Abraham Lincoln on that test....
Governing by Principle

Government Solutions Often Create More Problems

When legislators or other public officials take office, it's understandable they would want to use their power to fix all the problems that are brought to their attention. But those good motivations don't often lead to good results in the long run....

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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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