Federal Government & Agencies

Bigger Pie Forum believes the Federal Government has over extended its regulatory reach across the American economy resulting in underperformance. BPF highlights and seeks answers to the lacking dynamism necessary to produce the prosperity Mississippians need and deserve.

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Biden's ARP Act 2021

How the Funds of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Can Be Used

by BPF Published May 26, 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes $350 billion in funding for States, Tribal governments, counties, cities, and small local governments.  How those funds can be used, at this point at least, is defined in a “guidance” document from the U.S. Treasury Department and detailed in a 158-page “Interim Final Rule.”  Because it’s an “interim final” instead of a “final” rule, any of the following could be changed in the future.

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Legislative Session 2021

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Some Other Close Elections

Some Other Close Elections

It’s hard to believe, but this election may not be the ugliest.  And may not be the most transformative.

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Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley

Public Service Commissioner Presley Requests Federal Investigation of AT&T

Commissioner Presley wants an investigation into whether AT&T is spending properly $283.78 million in federal funds designed to help improve broadband access in Mississippi.

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Flooding and Property Rights

Supreme Court Case on Flooding and Property Rights

Plaintiffs in a decade-old lawsuit over Hurricane Katrina surge flooding in New Orleans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to have another look after a federal appeals court ruled against them.  The St. Bernard Parish v. United States case has implications that go far beyond the surge flooding.

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Opportunity Zone Program

Mississippi Could Benefit from the Trump Administration’s Opportunity Zone Program

The Trump Administration’s tax plan has a feature known as the Opportunity Zone program which allows investors to receive a tax break on capital in impoverished areas.

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U.S. Supreme Court Civil Asset Forfeiture Case

U.S. Supreme Court Civil Asset Forfeiture Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a case regarding civil asset forfeiture. The ramifications for personal property rights in the U.S. could be massive. Timbs v. Indiana could decide whether the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment applies to the states. The court will then have to decide how it will potentially affect civil asset forfeiture.

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U.S. Debt - Entitlements and Grants

U.S. Debt – Entitlements and Grants

The Magnolia State was ranked 16th in per capita grant spending, as the federal grants awarded to Mississippi added up to $2,134 per resident.

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