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.

Chef David Raines of The Flora Butcher
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Bigger Pie Forum Podcasts

Craft Economy and Farm-to-Table — The Flora Butcher's lowdown on Wagyu beef

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PSC Tilts the Scales Toward the Consumer
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A Consumer Advocate

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

“The Levee’s Gonna Break”

Water now flows much faster to the Lower MS River due to changes in land use coupled with Corps of Engineers changes to the rivers. During the rainy season, water cannot get from the Lower MS River to the Gulf of Mexico as fast as it arrives from upstream. The bathtub that is the MS River from Natchez to the Gulf has been backing up since the late 1990s.
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Mississippi’s Regulatory Red Tape

With our present rule-making apparatus, regulations become like ancient civilizations, building on top of one another, layer after layer, in a Gordian knot of red tape.
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Kohler Company’s Mississippi Expansion — A New Set of Tax Exemptions

If the case of Kohler Company's Mississippi expansion and its tangled relationship with taxpayers was fictional, it would require a willing suspension of disbelief.
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2019 MS Legislative Halftime Report

The 2019 Legislative Session, apparently by design, has been relatively uneventful compared to previous years, with few highly controversial bills being passed out of committee. Now more than halfway through the session, the House and Senate have passed the deadline for approving bills that originated in their own chambers. They are now considering bills approved by the other chamber. Except where noted, the following bills are still alive.
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Bond Bill for Huntington Ingalls Shipyard

Mississippi taxpayers already owe more than $5.8 billion in bond debt alone and the Mississippi House wants to add to that debt in a big way.The House passed a $173 million bond bill last Tuesday, on top of $45 million for a bond that would be a handout to Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula.
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Occupational Licensing Reform

The Magnolia State hamstrings its citizens by licensing more occupations than all but four states and has some of the most onerous requirements to earn those licenses.
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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.