Legislative Session 2020

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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Cutting Occupational Licensing Red Tape

Cutting Occupational Licensing Red Tape

by BPF Published July 8, 2020 Bills that give high school students the ability to earn credit for apprenticeships and another that gives the state's Occupational Licensing Review Commission (OLRC) backward-looking review power were signed into law by Gov. Tate Reeves. The governor also approved another bill that makes it easier for military members or their spouses to earn occupational licenses.

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Cutting Occupational Licensing Red Tape

Cutting Occupational Licensing Red Tape

Bills that give high school students the ability to earn credit for apprenticeships and another that gives the state’s Occupational Licensing Review Commission (OLRC) backward-looking review power were signed into law by Gov. Tate Reeves. The governor also approved another bill that makes it easier for military members or their spouses to earn occupational licenses.

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Watch Out for Earmarks

Watch Out for Earmarks

Legislators and taxpayers should watch out for earmarks, misplaced priorities, and general mischief that is appearing in legislation to spend almost $1 billion in federal funds that are supposed to address the costs of dealing with COVID-19.

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Mississippi Flag

The Process for Changing the State Flag

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the Mississippi Legislature passed a historic bill to retire the current state flag and to establish a process for creating a new one. There has been some confusion about the process of changing the state flag of Mississippi. Here is what that bill calls for.

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Less Regulations and More Freedoms

Less Regulations and More Freedoms

The Occupational Licensing Review Commission could soon perform reviews of existing regulations now that a bill is headed to the governor’s desk for signature.

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Coronavirus and Telemedicine

COVID-19 and the Rise of Telemedicine

One small bright spot in the COVID-19 crisis is that some states, including Mississippi, are reducing some regulations temporarily to help with social distancing, which is designed to prevent the spread of the virus.

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MS Legislative Session 2020

Mississippi’s Legislative Session 2020

Mississippi’s legislative session began Tuesday, January 7th. With the “conservative party” dominance from top to bottom, 2020 is a great opportunity to enact pro-growth policies that would accelerate Mississippi’s economic growth.

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