BPF researches and shares educational information encouraging Mississippi’s Economic Freedom while discouraging Crony Capitalism to increase Mississippi’s Economic Growth. BPF focuses on Education, Energy, Environment, Health Care, Federal Government & Agencies, Mississippi State Government & Agencies and Regulatory Abuses & Reforms.

PSC Tilts the Scales Toward the Consumer
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Changing Mississippi's Regulation of Utilities

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Kemper County Lignite Plant
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The Kemper Plant

The Kemper clean lignite project is a cancer in Mississippi’s economy.

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Recent Commentary

A BPF View: Open Meetings Reform

Several Open Meetings Act cases reveal a problem in our state ethics laws: there are limited consequences for violating the Open Meetings Act.
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City and County Tourism Taxes – Part I: The Way the System Works

Cities and counties continue to collect an ever-enlarging amount of tourism taxes on restaurants and hotels. Since 2004, the amount collected by the Mississippi Department of Revenue and distributed to the taxing jurisdictions has increased 151 percent. This is due to the number of localities collecting the taxes, which has increased from 59 to 83.
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Update to Urban Flash Floods Part I: Who Is at Fault?

UPDATE: Bigger Pie first commented on the urban flooding issue in November 2017. It is a serious issue that has frustrated many citizens across Jackson.
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BPF Intervenor Filing on Integrated Resource Planning Rule 2018-AD-64

Bigger Pie Forum was approved Friday to participate in a docket with the Mississippi Public Service Commission that will decide how the commission reviews the future generation needs and capacity of the state's two investor-owned utilities, Mississippi Power and Entergy.
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Southern Company Shedding Assets to Cover Kemper Plant Losses

Now that regulators have ruled in favor of ratepayers in Mississippi, the Southern Company needs some cash to cover its losses.
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Legalizing Sports Betting

Mississippi could be a national trendsetter thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows states to legalize sports betting.
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Mississippi River Flooding Charts

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Charts indicating the frequency for flooding in pre- and post-1973 at various points along the Mississippi River.