Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Friday, May 26, 2017

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MCPP News & Reports

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HB 1033 A Positive Criminal Justice Reform Measure

Important Bill on Governor's Desk

HB1033 a positive criminal justice reform measure...

MCPP Praises Passage of Welfare Reforms

"will help more Mississippians move from dependency to dignity, from poverty to prosperity, and from welfare to work."...
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You Won Today! Major Victory in Miss. Legislature

You won today! And Mississippi won today too!...
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HB 1425: Necessary Regulatory Reform

Necessary Regulatory Reform
that Will Protect Consumers and Lower Prices...

At MJI it is Sunshine Week All Year Long!

Organizations and journalists across the country celebrate "Sunshine Week" this week. We're not talking about daylight savings time. This is a time when citizens and reporters herald our rights and our responsibility to keep government accountable....
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Welfare Fraud Policy Brief

A bill (HB 1090) before the Miss. Senate implements a number of best practices aimed at combatting welfare fraud....

MCPP Commentary


MCPP On The Radio

See the schedules for Vital Signs Commentaries by Forest Thigpen on radio stations throughout Mississippi....
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Lottery is a new tax on false hope

Op-Ed by Dr. Jameson Taylor...
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Mississippi's secret plan to raise taxes

Op-Ed by Mike Hurst...

Crime doesn't pay; jobs do

Op-Ed by Forest Thigpen...
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Honor System for Welfare Not Working

Trust, but verify. Seems like commonsense. Unfortunately, government programs are often lacking in common sense....

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...

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Policy Snapshots - April 24, 2017

Court: IRS must answer conservative group

24 states: half or more babies on Medicaid

Arizona's big school choice victory

Population shifts

Funding Students, Not Districts...

Policy Snapshots - Can Grammar Be Racist?

Can grammar be racist?

Mississippi charter schools ranked

Federal Trade Commission calls for occupational licensing reform

The Permission Society

Mississippi licensure reform could become national model...

Policy Snapshots - Welfare Myths, Forfeiture Reform & Don't Touch That Horse

Myths about welfare produce bad policy

Governor approves asset forfeiture reform

Don't touch that horse without a license

Mississippi needs 80,000 more construction workers

Policy Reports on Internet Taxes, Welfare & Licensing Reforms...

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Spendometer: How Fast Does The State Government Spend Your Money? (Click here to find out!)