Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

MJI files brief in charter school lawsuit

The Mississippi Justice Institute filed an appellate brief in the Mississippi Supreme Court in a lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center challenging...

Delta State can expel you for hurting other people’s feelings

For the past several years colleges and universities throughout the country have embarked on a mission to limit free speech, in the name of...

Jeffrey Vitter to step down as Ole Miss chancellor

Jeffrey Vitter, the chancellor at Ole Miss, will resign effective in January. Vitter has been chancellor since January 2016 and he still has two...

Less than 1 in 3 graduates in 4 years

Only 29 percent of students who entered a public university in 2009 in Mississippi graduated within four years. That is according to the most recent...

What are the policy implications from Tuesday’s elections?

Mississippi did not join most states in holding statewide elections on Tuesday. That will be next year when every statewide, legislative, and county office...

Tupelo food truck regulations don’t include controversial restrictions

After a great deal of debate and discussion over the past year, the new food truck regulations in Tupelo do not include the controversial,...

Mississippi needs economic growth; not economic development

Economic development, incentives via the government, and economic growth, based on free market principles, should not be confused. Well-meaning public officials, government employees, community...

Airbnb collects $1 million in taxes

Popular homesharing site Airbnb announced that they recently remitted $1 million in taxes to the state of Mississippi. Since September 2017, Airbnb has been...

Freedom Minute: Food truck regulations

In this edition of Freedom Minute, we talk about why food truck regulations are not only bad for consumers and the local economy, they...

Unfortunately for Mississippi, Americans move to low tax states

Few people would argue with the beauty of a California sunset. The bright lights of Times Square are tough to compete with. But there...