Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Value of property forfeited falls in 2019

Civil forfeiture cases in Mississippi were up in 2019, but the average dollar value of each forfeiture was down.  There were 353 seizures in...

Board of Cosmetology wants to make it harder to become a...

It would be harder for a nail stylist to work in Mississippi than in almost any other state in the country if the Board...

SB 2115: Cap fees paid to PERS’ money managers

Senate Bill 2115, sponsored by Sen. Angela Hill, would cap fees paid to outside money managers for the state’s defined benefit pension system and...

SB 2004: Make those who challenge CON approval pay legal fees

Senate Bill 2004, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Blackwell, holds any party that contests a Certificate of Need, or CON, application liable for the legal...

Watchdog report questions taxpayer funded prekindergarten program

A report by a state watchdog says there isn’t enough evidence to conclude that public prekindergarten programs have a positive long-term impact. The PEER...

Vaping “outbreak” caused by black market

As lawmakers propose new laws that would limit consumer options concerning vaping, which would inevitably lead to a larger black market, the federal government...

Democrats have strong showing in Senate committees

The Republican-dominated Mississippi Senate announced its 41 committee chairs at the beginning of the session and one surprise is how many Democrats were named...

Is government stopping you from getting your bottle of wine?

Mississippi’s laws that limit who can sell alcohol and where you can purchase it need to be modernized. Let me paint a picture with...

SB 2050: Protecting free speech rights on college campuses

Senate Bill 2050, sponsored by Sen. Angela Hill, would ensure free speech on college campuses by prohibiting a state university or community college from...

Physicians respond to Board of Health’s resolution opposing medical marijuana

A group of physicians in Mississippi responded to the Mississippi State Board of Health’s resolution opposing medical marijuana. A ballot initiative will be in...