Legislative Session 2018

BPF follows, analyzes and comments on the latest Mississippi legislative session striving to inform Mississippians on its views regarding public policies that benefit or cause harm to our economic condition.

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Bridges and Roads

A Special Session to Address Infrastructure

by BPF Published August 21, 2018 A special session for August 23 to deal with infrastructure funding and money from the BP settlement has been called, likely meaning a compromise has been reached by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn on how to increase the funding for the state's infrastructure needs. How much these needs are is up for debate.

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Consumer Advocate



Local and Private Bills - Tourism Taxes

Local and Private Bills – “Tourism” Taxes

Re-authorized tourism taxes need a mandate from the citizens paying the tax and the legislature shouldn’t be in the business of retroactively allowing cities and counties to collect expired taxes. Anything less is not in keeping with the values of an elected republic.

Review of 2018 Mississippi Legislative Session

Review of 2018 Mississippi Legislative Regular Session

The summary statement for the 2018 legislative session: not many good things, not many bad things. Sometimes, that’s the best we taxpayers can hope for. But it’s not what we should expect.

A BPF Legislative Update March 2018

A BPF Legislative Update March 2018

The list below includes a few of the bills Bigger Pie Forum has been following this session that you might not read about elsewhere.

BPF Legislative Halftime Report

BPF Legislative Halftime Report

The Mississippi Legislature is halfway through its 90-day session. Here are some bills that are still alive. These bills have passed the House (if they start with HB) or the Senate (if they start with SB). They now go to the other house for consideration.

MS Legislators

A BPF view: Lobbyists and Legislative Staff

Mississippi’s individual legislators have no staff and are dependent on an army of lobbyists to inform them about particular bills and appropriations.