Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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MCPP News & Reports


Initiative 42 & 42A Presentation

Slides from MCPP's presentation regarding Initiative 42 and 42A...

Regulating Private Property Rights to Death

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) have jointly issued a rule changing the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS) pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA)....

Education Savings Accounts Now Available

The newly created Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program is now accepting applications from parents of special needs students who have had an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in the last 18 months....
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2015 Legislative Recap

The first section of this Legislative Recap describes
bills on which we focused a considerable amount of
our small staff's time and effort. In the section "Other
Legislation," we describe other significant measures,
including a few in which we were involved...

Lawmakers Expand Health Care Access with "Right to Try" Law

Senate Bill 2485, known as the "Right to Try" bill, gives access to potentially life-saving treatments for terminally ill and disabled patients by allowing these patients to use drugs and therapies that have passed Phase I Food and Drug Administration (FDA) trials....

Initiative 42 Regarding Public Schools - MCPP Responds to Criticism of Our Initial Analysis

MCPP analyzes the response of proponents of Initiative 42 to our initial analysis of that ballot initiative, which proposes a Constitutional amendment regarding education....

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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Same-Sex Marriage and ObamaCare SCOTUS Rulings

Last week's deeply disturbing Supreme Court decisions must serve to remind us that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." We cannot allow our discouragement to dissuade us from reinforcing our resolve to speak the truth and to proclaim the principles of...
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Education "Profits"

Opponents of school choice often say they are afraid of profit-making in public education, with the strong implication that they think this is an evil concept....

Thigpen Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

MCPP President Forest Thigpen issued the following statement regarding the ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves which overturned Mississippi's Constitutional provision defining marriage:...
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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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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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