Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

The push to legalize abortion to the moment of birth

New York made headlines recently for passing legislation that will legalize abortion to the moment of birth. The New York state Senate voted 38-24...

Legislation would offer fresh start for Mississippians

All too often, ex-offenders are released from prison and unable to land a job because of licensing restrictions. The “Mississippi Fresh Start Act” would...

Mississippians support campus free speech legislation

Most Mississippians want a law ensuring free speech on college campuses throughout the state. According to new polling from Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, 83...

Mississippi’s economy grows slowly

Mississippi had a job growth of 1 percent last year. According to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mississippi added about 11,000...

Short-term health insurance provides affordable alternative

Thanks to a recent change in federal regulations for short-term health insurance policies, Mississippians could have a chance to purchase cheaper policies. In August,...

Facial recognition technology ripe for abuse

A network of cameras that could track people throughout a city 24 hours a day is open for misuse and misidentification. A man is...

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on civil asset forfeiture

In Harmelin v. Michigan, Justice Antonin Scalia pointed to the special danger inherent in governments using economic fines for punishment. Unlike other forms of...

Parents shouldn’t sacrifice their children for the “greater good”

There are many things we can do to lift up all children. And we don’t need to sacrifice our own children to make that...

Will Mississippi buck national trends and go backwards on civil forfeiture...

The quest by Rep. Mark Baker (R-Brandon) to reauthorize administrative forfeiture in Mississippi is gaining national attention. And not necessarily for the right reasons....

Let film incentives die

Film incentives are one of the few programs that are largely popular among legislators regardless of party, while they universally provide a poor return...