MCPP Joins Coalition Opposing Federal Overreach

A coalition of groups from around the nation, that include the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, have joined together in common cause against new overreach by DC politicians. The group is signaling their opposition to new policy that could limit states’ ability to cut taxes. The recent “American Rescue Plan Act” serves more as a […]
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Washington DC is Spending Your Money Recklessly

The US House of Representatives passed a $1.9 Trillion bill, dramatically increasing the US budget deficit. Presented as a COVID-19 relief measure, little of the money will be spent on tackling the virus. Instead, it will hose federal funds at every vested interest imaginable. This massive injection of money will undoubtedly generate more economic activity […]
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House Passes Major Occupational Licensing Reform

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** House Passes Major Occupational Licensing Reform Bill Championed by MCPP Contact: Hunter Estes, estes@mspolicy.org The Mississippi House has just passed HB1263 which makes it easier for people to move to Mississippi to work. The bill removes a bureaucratic barrier that keeps skilled newcomers from being able to earn a living. HB1263 now […]
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Reagan Economist Endorses Income Tax Elimination Plan

Famed economist Arthur Laffer endorsed HB1439, the Mississippi Tax Freedom Act, legislation introduced by Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn that seeks to eliminate the income tax. Laffer’s work played a foundational role in defining the economic policies that led to tremendous growth under the Reagan administration in the 1980s. His preeminent and lasting work is […]
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Experts Weigh in on Eliminating Mississippi Income Tax

What tax plan is best for the people of Mississippi? What kinds of taxes are best for job growth and the economy? Why is tax policy important, in the first place? Dr. Jameson Taylor recently interviewed two Mississippi economists for the answers. Dr. Joshua R. Hendrickson and Dr. Ronald Mau have studied the real-life effects […]
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Gov. Reeves Signs Fairness Act into Law

This morning, Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Fairness Act (SB2536) into law. The law will require that public schools, universities, and community colleges designate sports teams as either male, female, or coed, as based on biological sex. The law was sponsored by state Sen. Angela Hill (R-Picayune) and it had 21 cosponsors in the Senate. […]
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Senate Passes HB1263, Major Occupational Licensing Reform

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Senate Passes HB 1263, Occupational Licensing Reform Bill Championed by MCPP Contact: Hunter Estes, estes@mspolicy.org The Mississippi Senate has just passed HB 1263 which makes it easier for people to move to Mississippi to work. The bill removes a bureaucratic barrier that keeps skilled newcomers from being able to earn a living. […]
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Abortion Alternatives Face New Threat

Over the past year, everything shut down—almost everything. Abortion was deemed essential, and Mississippi’s sole abortion facility remained open. Any time abortion is available in Mississippi, the Center for Pregnancy Choices Metro Area remains even more available with free resources. With abortions averaging sixty per week in our Fondren community, we know there is an […]
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Chinese Drones: An Emerging Security Threat to Mississippi

Drones are one of the greatest tools of modern technology. In the hands of well-intentioned actors, drones have the potential to increase economic prosperity, protect communities, and save lives. Drone technologies have applications in surveying, farming, insurance, transportation, law enforcement, search and rescue, construction, and much more. Quite literally, “the sky is the limit” for […]
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Breaking: House Votes to Pass Fairness Act, Protect Women’s Sports

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Contact: Hunter Estes, estes@mspolicy.org Breaking: House Votes to Pass Fairness Act, Protect Female Sports, Sending Bill to Governor’s Desk Senate Bill 2536 would require public school, university, and community college teams to be designated as either male, female, or coed, as based on biological sex. The House passed the bill 81-28. MCPP […]
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