Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Why do we make it hard to work in Mississippi?

Wendy Swart has been a hairdresser for more than 30 years. So when she moved to Mississippi last year, she didn’t figure she would...

Reeves, Ole Miss, State: We Want To Play

While the 2020 college football season remains in limbo with the Big 10 cancelling their season and the Pac 12 waffling, Southeastern Conference Commissioner...

Medicaid savings through rideshare innovation

As the recent coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated, the healthcare system needs some rethinking and retooling. We are in great need of solutions that increase...

Mississippi’s pandemic jobs rebound among the nation’s best

Mississippi is doing better than most states when it comes to recovering from the economic shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Mississippi’s unemployment rate,...

Liquor stores report more shortages from the state

As Mississippi marks the 54th anniversary of legal liquor sales in the state, the state run liquor warehouse is still not able to meet...

Trying to survive at 50 percent

“The government shutdown pretty much devastated my business. Today, my business is in financial jeopardy.” Edward Ferrell and his wife Kristi own Little Yazoo...

Poll: Statewide mask mandate

On Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced he will be signing an executive order mandating masks be worn in public statewide. What do you think...

Reeves signs statewide mask mandate, including for all school students and...

Gov. Tate Reeves announced today that he will be signing a statewide mask mandate for residents in every county in the state. Previously, mask...

Jackson mayor closes bars

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba issued an executive today closing bars to indoor guests.  Saying he was “prioritizing saving lives,” bars in the state’s largest...

Retirement security of Mississippi public sector workers at risk

The long-term financial stability of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi could be at risk. Despite a historic bull market run, PERS fell...