Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Sports betting revenues continues to decline

Revenue from sports betting continues to decline in Mississippi as the slow season for betting continues a couple months before football resumes. Taxable revenue...

Will Mississippi legalize the cultivation of hemp?

Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher attempted to link the cultivation of hemp and laboratory-created synthetic cannabinoids (often known as spice) laced with...

In what direction will the next Chancellor lead Ole Miss?

If you’ve had an opportunity to check the news recently, you might have noticed a lot a talk about Ole Miss. And we’re not...

Casino jobs help state meet HUD requirements

Mississippi won’t have to repay a $570 million Community Development Block grant given to the state after Hurricane Katrina, but most of the jobs...

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What became law Monday?

Most of the 366 bills passed by the Mississippi legislature in this year’s session and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant become law on July...

Scooters could provide an alternative. If government would let consumers decide.

New innovations continue to make our lives easier. If only the government would get out of our way and let consumers decide for themselves....

The freedom to purchase and use fireworks in Mississippi

Mississippi has some of the most consumer friendly laws in the country when it comes to buying and using fireworks. You have probably noticed...

A move toward criminal forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to confiscate property on the grounds that it is connected to a crime — without ever convicting someone of...

Proposed Rankin County school budget would increase taxes

The Rankin County School Board has proposed a budget that calls for a tax increase from property owners. The fiscal year 2020 budget, which...