An Interview with Selina Soule: A Brave Young Woman Standing Up for Women’s Sports

Senate Bill 2536, known as The Fairness Act, would ensure public schools and universities base sports teams on biological sex. This measure to defend female sports from intrusion by male athletes has passed the Senate and will soon be taken up for a vote before the House. The bill must pass by March 10. As […]
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Fresh Start Bill Paves Way to Expanded Work Opportunities for Ex-Offenders

The House Judiciary B Committee has just passed Senate Bill 2792, sponsored by Senator John Horhn. The bill expands Mississippi’s existing policy that the state is going to allow ex-offenders to obtain an occupational license, unless the ex-offender’s crime is directly and rationally related to his or her professional duties. Sen. Horhn’s bill is based […]
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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Expand Job Opportunities

Legislation is moving in the Senate that would make it easier for new Mississippi residents to use their education and experience to contribute to the state economy. HB 1263, sponsored by Rep. Becky Currie, would recognize the hard work and long hours individuals put in to get an occupational license. The bill passed the House […]
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Mississippi Bounces Back

Covid hit Mississippi’s economy particularly hard. Tens of thousands of jobs disappeared as unemployment rose to 16 percent. In the second quarter of 2020, a record number of businesses went bust, filing for Chapter 11 protection. However devastating the pandemic, Covid has not destroyed America’s spirit of enterprise. Data just in from the US Census Bureau […]
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New Bills Would Encourage Technological Innovation

Innovation is one of the greatest keys to prosperity, but state regulations are not always friendly to new ideas. In many states, entrepreneurs must climb over mountains of red tape. Many innovators also have to pay thousands of dollars in compliance costs as they try to convince regulators to let them introduce new ideas to […]
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House Passes Bill to Eliminate Income Tax

A bill that eliminates the income tax for most Mississippi workers has just passed the House, clearing a crucial hurdle in the process to becoming law. If the bill (HB 1439) passes, Mississippi workers would have thousands of extra dollars in their pocket each year. The bill was authored by House Speaker Philip Gunn and co-authored […]
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Raising Gas Tax is Bad for Mississippi

The Mississippi House is considering a bill (HB 1364) that would increase gas taxes and increase debt for the people of Mississippi. The bill caps new bond debt at a whopping $2.5 billion. The bill also indexes the state gas tax according to the U.S. inflation rate. This means that the state gas tax would […]
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Breaking: Bill Introduced to Eliminate Income Tax

A bill that eliminates the income tax for most Mississippi workers was unveiled today. If the law (HB 1439) passes, Mississippi workers would have thousands of extra dollars in their pocket each year. Everybody on a payroll in Mississippi today pays $1 in state income tax out of every $20 they earn – on top of […]
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Mississippi Cashes in on the Broadband Bonanza

Part II: The Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act of 2019 In February 2018, Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced an $11 million fiber infrastructure project aimed at spanning over 300 miles through 15 rural Mississippi counties. The project was a partnership between cable provider C-Spire and Entergy to bring the emerging fiber-to-the-home technology, which C-Spire […]
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MCPP Launches the Mississippi Technology Institute

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Contact: Hunter Estes, estes@mspolicy.org Breaking: Mississippi Center for Public Policy Launches Mississippi Technology Institute (Jackson, MS): The Mississippi Center for Public Policy, a free market think tank, announced the launch of the “Mississippi Technology Institute” (MTI) as a new division of the Center. The Institute will promote policies that foster technology and […]
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