Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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MCPP News & Reports

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Ballot Initiative 42 - Regarding Public Education

Signatures are now being gathered to place Initiative 42, known by some as the "MAEP" Initiative, on the Mississippi ballot next year. What is Initiative 42 and what will it do?...
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2014 Legislative Recap

Highlights from the Mississippi Legislature's annual Regular Session,
which lasted from January 7 - April 3...
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How to Start a Charter School

See the video from our "How to Start a Charter School" conference, held June 25, 2013 in Jackson.

If you are interested in opening a charter school or supporting one in your community - or if you think you might be - this introductory conference is for you....
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8 Reasons to Say No to Medicaid Expansion

MCPP is opposed to Medicaid expansion. It is an expensive investment in a program with poor quality outcomes for the people it tries to serve. Here are 8 reasons why we oppose Medicaid expansion....
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The Facts About Medicaid Expansion

Four facts about Medicaid expansion in Misissippi...
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2013 Legislative Recap: Education, Health Care, Transparency, and Economic Incentives

A summary of the best and worst bills in the areas of education, health care, transparency, and economic development....

MCPP Commentary

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MCPP On The Radio

See the schedules for Vital Signs Commentaries by Forest Thigpen on radio stations throughout Mississippi....
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RFRA: The Civil Rights Act of First Amendment Law

Before the year began, many legislators were expecting a relatively noncontroversial session. This was, perhaps, wishful thinking. But one bill that did not seem controversial was SB 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MS-RFRA)....
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Federal Gov't Bigger Than Ever, Problems Still Exist

Last year, the federal government took in more money than any year in history - $2.7 trillion. The federal government also spent more money than any year in history - $3.7 trillion. We spent a trillion dollars more last year than we spent in 2006, just seven years...
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Government is Not the Solution

Too many people in our country - including some who say they're conservative - have fallen into the trap of thinking that the only way to fix our problems is to corral all the elements of those problems and place them under the control of the government....
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MCPP 20th Anniversary Celebration

This year, our organization is celebrating out twentieth anniversary, and I invite you to help us celebrate this milestone....
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Friedman on Freedom

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman coined the adage, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." What he meant, of course, is that nothing in life is free. When we get a product or service we call "free," it simply means that someone else paid for it....

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Snapshots January 21, 2014

Join Us for A School Choice Celebration!
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Mississippi Schools Get Lowest Achievement Ranking in the US
United States Drops Again on Index of Economic Freedom
New Evidence Raises Doubts on Obama's Preschool for All...
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Snapshots - January 7, 2014

Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts More Than Helps
31 Changes to ObamaCare...So Far
Education Savings Accounts: More Choice for Parents
Mississippi: 28.2% Government-Financed Jobs
Federal Gov’t Bigger Than Ever, Problems Still Exist...
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Answers: A Charter School Q&A Series

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

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