Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Republicans, Democrats working together to reform Mississippi criminal justice system

There has been a movement underway around the nation and in Mississippi to reform our criminal justice system. The movement has gained momentum due...

Local governments will soon be able to hit tax refunds

Cities and counties could collect certain debts by garnishing state income tax refunds if a bill passed by the Mississippi legislature becomes law. House...

Expert cautions Mississippi against following lead of Kentucky broadband effort

As Mississippi enacts a law that will allow its electric cooperatives to offer broadband service to customers, one of the state’s lawmakers also suggested...

Legislation would protect donor privacy for non-profits

A bill that could protect the donor lists of non-profit organizations passed a key hurdle Monday. House Bill 1205 would prohibit state agencies from...

The Bladensburg Cross and religious freedom

In 1925, a group of mothers came together, committed to commemorating their sons who had tragically been lost in the blood bath that was...

What survived Tuesday’s committee deadline?

Tuesday was the third big deadline in the Mississippi legislature for general, non-revenue, bills to be approved by committees from the opposite chamber. Not...

Unemployment rate remains the same

Mississippi lost 700 jobs over the previous month while the unemployment rate in January remained unchanged for the eighth consecutive month at 4.7 percent....

Criminal Justice Reform Act clears Judiciary A in Senate

Criminal justice reform and another bill that would bring clarification to constitutional questions raised regarding actions by cities and counties passed Tuesday out of...

Bill would give HOA’s taxing authority

A bill in the Mississippi legislature could give a homeowner’s association the right to levy property taxes on the residents that live there. House...

Trump to sign campus free speech executive order

President Donald Trump announced over the weekend that he will soon be signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech...