Mississippi State Government & Agencies
BPF strives to inform citizens and elected officials on its views regarding public policies that benefit or cause hard to Mississippi's economic condition. Bigger Pie believes sound public policy grounded in fiscal responsibility is a cornerstone to successful communities.
Mississippi’s defined benefit pension fund was hit hard by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi released its annual comprehensive annual financial report on December 15, 2020 for fiscal 2020, which ended June 30 and the plan continues to take on water.
The recent issues with the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) warehouse and distribution system are just another example of why the government is a poor substitute for the private sector.
Gov. Tate Reeves received a mediocre grade in an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) scorecard ranking the nation’s governors on economic policy performance and results during and before the COVID-19 pandemic despite being in office less than a year.
While the state flag and the medical marijuana initiative have received significant coverage in the traditional media and on social media, there is a third issue that has received very little attention.
Legislative opposition to 65, and thus support for putting 65A on the ballot to compete with it, was driven by a combination of motives.
Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A both propose an amendment to the Mississippi constitution related to the medical use of marijuana. That is, for the most part, where their similarity ends.