Monday, January 21, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Why did Mississippi lose population last year?

New Census data shows income tax free states as the big winners when it comes to adding residents. Because of our federalist system, we...

Protecting free speech on college campuses

Most of Mississippi’s public universities receive passing grades for their policies on protecting free speech, but that doesn’t mean an issue is far away....

A look inside the world of civil asset forfeiture

Mississippi’s civil asset forfeiture database gives citizens a window into the world of forfeiture. The Mississippi Center for Public Policy is performing an analysis...

House passes broadband bill

The Mississippi House passed a bill Tuesday that could allow the state’s electric power associations to provide broadband service to their customers. On Monday,...

Rural broadband legislation leaves many questions

A bill known as “The Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act” is moving fast through the House. The legislation is designed bring broadband to every corner...

Rural broadband among early bills in legislature

One of the biggest bills facing the Mississippi legislature — rural broadband — is already headed to the floor for a vote. The so-called...

Reeves talks 2019 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves outlined his plans for the 2019 legislative session, mixed in with a pitch to be the state’s next governor, at...

Tebow would not have been able to play high school football...

Former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Tim Tebow was able to play football for his local public school in Florida while being homeschooled. Tebow, the...

Cigarette smuggling would leap if big tax hike proposal adopted

A proposal floated by a Mississippi coalition to increase the state’s cigarette excise tax by 221 percent — to $2.18 per pack — would...

Mississippi now spending over $10,000 per student

The state of Mississippi eclipsed spending $10,000 per student last year. According to the 2017-2018 Superintendent’s Annual Report, released Thursday, the state spent $10,034...