Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Expanding access to healthcare and lowering costs

According to an economist, Mississippi is one of the top states nationwide for health care openness and access, but improvements could be made. Robert...

Government accounts for 21 percent of jobs in Mississippi

While just a handful of the 19,000 jobs added in Mississippi over the past year have been in government, it still accounts for an...

Majority of Public Service Commission will be new in January

Republican Brent Bailey and Democrat De’Keither Stamps recently shared their vision for the public service commission on Monday.  And despite party labels, it wasn’t terribly...

Hood’s spending wish list adds up

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Attorney General Jim Hood has an expensive wish list for K-12 education that could hit taxpayers right in the...

Higher gas taxes do not lead to better roads

Having one of the nation’s highest gasoline taxes won’t buy taxpayers the best-rated highway system.  That is according to an analysis that compared gasoline taxes...

Candidates for Public Service Commission make their pitch

The two candidates for the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s Central District commissioner position made their pitches to voters Monday and the pair agree on...

MCPP joins group opposing higher taxes on airline travelers

Mississippi Center for Public Policy joined the National Taxpayers Union and numerous other state, local, and federal organizations in opposing an increase to the...

Unlicensed: The frontier mentality in healthcare

In this episode of Unlicensed, we talk with Dr. Robert Graboyes of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University about the future of healthcare...

Mississippi’s ninth charter school approved

This week, the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board approved the ninth charter school in the state. The Board approved Leflore Legacy Academy in Greenwood...

How would medical marijuana work in Mississippi?

Voters will have the opportunity to approve medical marijuana next fall. If approved, what exactly would that look like? Mississippi has 20 plus years...