Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Medical marijuana initiatives have a long, usually successful, history

In 2018, voters in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Utah approved ballot initiatives to legalize medical marijuana. Two years prior, voters in Arkansas, Florida, and North...

State spending on Medicaid in Indiana grows 27 percent after expanding...

Expanding Medicaid bears a large fiscal cost, as evidenced by the experience of Indiana. Indiana’s general fund budget grew overall by 13.33 percent or...

The economic engine that wasn’t

According to an analysis of data by the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, the special sales tax that supports the Jackson Convention Center has...

Medical marijuana initiative on 2020 ballot

A ballot initiative that could authorize medical marijuana is a step closer to appearing on the ballot in the November 2020 election. Mississippians for Compassionate...

“Veggie” burgers remain legal in Mississippi

New regulations will allow vegan and vegetarian food companies to continue using meat or meat product terms on their labels.  In July, the Institute...

Mississippi Supreme Court sides with charter school students

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of public charter school funding, preserving the schools that have served as a lifeline to hundreds of...

Real solutions to reduce crime in Jackson

Jackson’s crime problem not only impacts the city, it impacts the entire state. As we talked about in a previous story from our look into...

Former student files First Amendment lawsuit against Jones County Junior College

A former Jones County Junior College student is suing the school for twice infringing his First Amendment rights to free speech. The Foundation for...

More school choice would help Jackson

The city of Jackson’s population has declined by some 40,000 residents over the past four decades. And one of the prime reasons is the...

Jackson and the suburbs need to prosper together

Last year, in a massive, high-profile, bidding war, the corporate behemoth that is Amazon announced that it would be opening a second headquarters, and...