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

SEC of State Michael Watson
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Secretary of State —

Michael Watson

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Legislative Session
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MS Legislative Session 2022

Policy helping Mississippi's economy grow.

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MS River Flooding
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Mississippi River Flooding

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

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Consumer Advocate
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Energy Consumer Advocate

A voice for Mississippi customers must be represented

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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 Strategy for Mississippi Economic Growth

Mississippi leaders should clear the way for large, private electrical generation investments to supply cheap, dependable merchant power to fast-growing southeastern states.

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More Lessons From Germany

The Germans have learned that green energy from windmills is not reliable. And that depending on Russia for reliable natural gas backup is expensive – and not all that reliable either.

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The MPSC, Green Energy and Grand Gulf

Once again, we encourage the Mississippi Public Service Commission to do its job: assure reliable affordable electricity for Mississippi customers.  It’s supposed to make Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power do this … But the MPSC listens to the utilities and to the Public Utilities Staff which “balances” the interests of customers and utilities.  No one speaks just for customers.

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BPF Book Review | “A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations”

In March 2022, energy and fuels once again find themselves at a pivot point in a global confrontation.  “A Question of Power” is an excellent guidebook to better understand the current situation and what might be done about it.  Regulators in wealthy nations should read it and take heed.

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State Government Is Flush with Money

This year, the General Fund has a rare, large surplus that presents an opportunity for tax cuts (such as a possible elimination of the state’s income tax, [personal but not corporate]) or spending in sectors such as education or infrastructure.

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Victory in Round 1 of CON Case

Judge Reeve’s order comments, “Taken as true, as the Court must, the allegations reveal that CON laws result in more costly, less accessible, and worse quality health care. What’s more, plaintiff claims that the basis for CON laws and the moratoria is pure economic protectionism—an illegitimate government interest.”

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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.