Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Hood wants to raise taxes, increase spending

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wants to roll back the tax cuts passed by the legislature, but fell just short of advocating for a...

Bill would make those convicted of felony drug offenses eligible for...

One of the key bills for criminal justice reform in this session might have a poison pill lurking near the bottom of its text....

Should courts defer to agencies’ interpretations of their own regulations?

The Mississippi Justice Institute has filed an amicus brief in a case that questions whether courts are required to defer to executive agencies’ legal interpretations...

Criminal justice reform measures moving forward

President Donald Trump made the recently-passed criminal justice reform one of the big components of his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Two...

House and Senate vote to expand film incentives program

At a time when most states are cutting back or eliminating film incentives, Mississippi is pressing forward. Yesterday, both the House and Senate adopted separate legislation...

First committee deadline passes. What’s alive? What’s dead?

Tuesday was the first big deadline in the Mississippi Legislature for bills to make it out of committee and plenty of bills died without...

Landowner Protection Act advances in Judiciary A

On the last day for bills to make it out of committee, the House Judiciary A Committee passed several measures on to the full...

Administrative forfeiture reauthorization dies

A bill that would have reauthorized administrative forfeiture in Mississippi appears to have died on the calendar. House Bill 1104, which was authored by...

State government is getting smaller

A new report shows a sharp decline in the state’s workforce over the past 15 years. According to the Office of the State Auditor,...

The fight for food freedom in Mississippi

Right now in Mississippi, the sale of raw cow’s milk for human consumption is prohibited, but a bill in the Mississippi legislature could change...