Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Public education: Spending and admin. staff up, enrollment down, outcomes flat

The number of administrative personnel in Mississippi public schools increased by 51.1 percent from 1993 to 2018 while the inflation-adjusted spending on K-12 increased...

Pro-life states push back

While liberal states push to legalize abortion to the moment of birth, pro-life states are responding.  Last week, Alabama passed the strongest pro-life legislation in...

Florida and Tennessee running circles around Mississippi on education freedom

While House Education Committee Chairman Richard Bennett (R-Long Beach) killed a renewal of and a small expansion to the state’s Education Scholarship Account program...

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Drawing a line in the sand against government overreach

With the statewide political campaigns gearing up, we are sure to hear often this year from candidates who say they want to stop government...

Providing the experience guests want

When Rachel Sugg first heard about Airbnb doing well in Jackson, she was skeptical. She, like many others, associated Airbnb with young people and...

Repealing a state’s entire regulatory code

According to a recent study, it would take more than 13 weeks to wade through the 9.3 million words and 117,558 restrictions in Mississippi’s...

MJI’s Aaron Rice honored with 2019 Buckley Award

Mississippi Justice Institute Director Aaron Rice has been named a recipient of the 2019 Buckley Award, given annually by America’s Future Foundation.  The Buckley...

Wood pellet incentives could cost taxpayers over $188,000 per job

In the debate over a wood pellet mill that is being built in George County near Lucedale, both sides are missing a key point. The...

Occupational licensing reduces labor supply

Unnecessary and burdensome regulations make it harder for Mississippians to earn a living. According to a new report from Pete Blair with Harvard University and...