Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for passenger trains we aren’t using

Passenger trains tie us to our nation’s history and they remind us of far-away destinations and adventures. But we should not allow our nostalgia...

Unlicensed: Why are we so against trains?

In this episode of Unlicensed, we talk about the $15 million the state is appropriating for passenger rail on the Coast and why this...

Law firm for D’Iberville city attorney involved in land transfers

D’Iberville’s city attorney was involved in several land transfers related to a shopping center development heavily funded by a now-defunct state program. Fred “Dub”...

Solutions to “Brain Drain” begin with solving Jackson crime

In 2018, Jackson reported one of the highest murder rates in its history, part of a disturbing recent trend in violent crime.  WLBT reported...

Gulf Coast Rail will increase freight costs

Have you ever offered to take a friend out to eat and when he realized you were paying he ordered the steak instead of...

$1.5 billion have left Jackson over past two decades

Over $1.5 billion have left the city of Jackson and Hinds county between 1992 and 2016, mostly for Madison and Rankin counties.  That is...

Taxpayers funding return of passenger rail service on Coast

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded a $4,360,000 grant to the Southern Rail Commission. The grant...

The promises to grow government will only continue

An underlying theme of the 2019 gubernatorial election, and the few competitive legislative races, will be the size of government in Mississippi. It just...

We don’t need all these elected offices

As a candidate for insurance commissioner in 2007, then-State Sen. Mike Chaney floated the idea of making the position he was running for appointed....

Unlicensed: Statues, corporate governance, moving South

In this edition of Unlicensed, CEO Jon Pritchett and Development Manager Hunter Estes discuss their recently published articles on the destruction of historic statues...