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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.