Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Ole Miss spending $4,500 per trash can

Ole Miss trash cans have gone high tech. The university is home to new solar-powered, network-connected trash cans that communicate with one another and...

What percentage of Florida’s gas tax revenue comes from tourists?

According to an analysis of data, the nation’s second-most popular vacation destination state receives a slim majority of its gasoline tax revenue from tourists. Florida...

Civil asset forfeiture doesn’t deter crime or reduce drug use

The nation’s largest civil asset forfeiture program does not help police fight crime nor does it reduce drug use, two of the most common...

Delta Health Alliance hiring out-of-state entities for their work

A non-profit organization in Mississippi that was founded in partnership with five of the state’s universities has given more than $2.5 million since 2008...

State’s gasoline taxes mostly paid by Mississippi residents

The majority of state’s gasoline tax was paid for by Mississippi residents from 2012 to 2018, according to an analysis of tourism data from...

Welcoming guests to Mississippi

In December, Andrea Falcetto attended Mississippi Host Club conference as an Airbnb host. There, she learned that between 2017 and 2018, Mississippi Airbnb hosts...

Charters receive just 1.2 percent of Jackson property tax revenue

One of the arguments against charter schools in the case before state Supreme Court is that they take away local property tax revenue from...

Increasing healthcare coverage and affordability

A finalized rule unveiled last week by the Trump Administration could help make coverage both more portable and affordable and increase choices for consumers....

Calls for higher gas taxes continue

Continued discussion over a possible gasoline tax increase is seemingly ignoring the passage of a $300 million infrastructure package in the special session last...

Meal delivery is great. Just don’t expect an adult beverage.

Technology, creative disruption, and capitalism continue to work together to make our lives better and easier. Though there is often a desire by government...