Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Special session: Infrastructure, Lottery, BP funds

The first – and hopefully last – special session of 2018 is now over. The Legislature passed three bills: a $200 million infrastructure bill;...

The public-pension party must end

Several states have unfunded liabilities that can only be fixed with major reforms. Unfortunately, politicians find it easier to ignore the problem. Unfunded public-pension...

I’m from the government and I’m here to help

Several years ago, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines when he attempted to ban soft drinks over 16 ounces. After several...

House changes course, approves lottery

The House of Representatives changed course on Tuesday, voting in favor of a state lottery. They did this less than 24 hours after rejecting...

How free is Mississippi?

A new report from a libertarian think tank shows personal and economic freedom is growing in Mississippi though we are still in the bottom...

Lottery voted down in the House

“No one is leaving this special session without getting something.” … Mississippi Legislator The 2018 special session took a surprising turn on Monday as...

To prosper, Mississippi needs to expand economic freedom

There is a common assumption that we often hear about Mississippi government. It is that the government is too small and we have reduced...

Freedom In Five Minutes or Less: Real Reform

In this edition of Freedom In Five Minutes or Less, we talk about the new school LeBron James is opening, innovation in education, and...

Special session preview

Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session to begin this Thursday. Lawmakers will address infrastructure repairs and maintenance, along with the allocation of BP...

Beware of permanent temporary tax increases

Milton Friedman once said, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government measure.” And that certainly includes “temporary” tax increases. In Mississippi where I...