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MCPP News & Reports

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MJI files Ethics Commission complaint over Dept of Revenue refusal to disclose Amazon agreement

Today, the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission following a refusal by the Department of Revenue (DOR) to make available public documents related to a voluntary agreement between that agency and the online...
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MJI Fighting for Families in Charter Schools

This week the Mississippi Justice Institute filed a brief in Hinds County Chancery Court supporting the students who attend charter schools and the parents who made those educational choices for their children....
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Chavous tells Liberty Luncheon: Focus on Students; School Choice Helps Everyone

Former Washington D.C. Councilman who brought school choice reforms to D.C. Public Schools shares his perspective for improving education for students....
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US History Test Shortchanges MS Students

Mississippi's high school students must take a US History test before graduating. But there are no questions on the Revolution or even the Civil War. That's because the test only covers US History from the 1870s to the present....
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Legislative Update - February 6, 2017

Legislative summary for the week of 1/30 - 2/3...
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One Year Later - Mississippi Justice Institute

Today, we celebrate the one year anniversary of the birth of the Mississippi Justice Institute. We created MJI on February 1, 2016, as a division of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy with its purpose to fight for and defend the Constitutional rights of all...

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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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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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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....
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When Constitutional Rights Conflict

What happens when two Constitutional rights are in conflict?...
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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....
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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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Policy Snapshots - February 16, 2017

After Valentine's Day: Should She Break Up With Gov?
Regulations need an expiration date

Award for repealing "archaic" tax

ICYMI - On The Radio

Give Ed Dept science standards feedback...
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Policy Snapshots - February 7, 2017

President Trump orders regulatory relief

Education System Holds the Poor Down

Vo-Tech students more job-ready

Crippling regulations

History is Mystery...
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Policy Snapshots - January 25, 2017

President Trump signs ACA executive order

Save Our Schools

Mississippi earns "F" in forfeiture

The "Mother, May I" Government

Obamacare promises largely unmet...

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