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.

MS River Flooding

Mississippi River Flooding

Time to change the flood control plan – before it’s too late.

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Andy Gipson Episode 5

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From Farm-To-Table —MS Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson Talks About Mississippi's Small Farmers.

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Kemper County Lignite Plant

The Kemper Plant

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

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Recent Commentary

“Workforce Development”

During this campaign, candidates on both sides of the aisle will talk about how they can help create jobs and how they can help develop the state’s workforce. Too often this is code for large-scale economic incentives to big businesses in order to lure them to relocate or expand in Mississippi. The pitfall to these incentives is that it creates a race to the bottom among states and municipalities as policymakers compete to offer the most lucrative incentive package.


MDA’s Management of HUD Grant for Port of Gulfport

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development closed its inquiry into the $570 million that was given to the state to rehabilitate and upgrade the Port of Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The HUD decision to end its review means that the state won’t have to pay the money back to the federal government. The problem is how the Mississippi Development Authority, which managed the grant, was able to satisfy the grant requirements.


The Mississippi River — A New Normal

Why is the river so high in July?  Why has the MSR from below Natchez to north past Vicksburg been 4-5 ft. higher on average over the past decade during low water months than it was 50 years ago?


Mississippi’s Infrastructure Needs and the Gasoline Tax — Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In

Mississippi’s infrastructure issues have led to some gubernatorial candidates to call for an increase in the state’s gasoline tax.


Mississippi River Natchez Gauge – Record Days Over Flood Stage UPDATED July 7, 2019

2019 will be a record for the last 80 years, possibly in modern times, for flood stage water in the Lower Mississippi River.


Charter Schools in Jackson

A case before the Mississippi Supreme Court brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2014 could determine whether public charter schools can continue to survive.


Mississippi River Flooding Charts


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

Thursday August 22nd, 2019

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Mississippi must have relief. It's time the Corps. of Engineers reduce flooding in our state. ... See MoreSee Less

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