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.

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Broadband COVID-19 Grant Program Fund

Broadband COVID-19 Grant Program Fund

by BPF Published July 31, 2020 Fifteen non-profit power associations, two rural water associations and two existing broadband providers will receive more than $66 million from a $75 million emergency broadband grant program using COVID-19 relief funds.

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Legislative Session 2018

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County Infrastructure

A BPF View on County Infrastructure

Ultimately, the responsibility for fixing locally-owned bridges falls on the counties themselves and those that are able, yet don’t take care of their core governmental functions shouldn’t get a bailout from taxpayers from other part of the state. 

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Taxpayer Contributions to Charities

Taxpayer Contributions To Charities

The state auditor needs to be given the statutory authority to investigate any non-profit organization receiving taxpayer funds. The taxpayer funds given to non-profits and all associated documentation should be subject to open records laws. 

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Tax Dollars Down the Drain

Tax Dollars Down the Drain

Government’s purpose is to provide essential services to the citizens it serves, such as roads, police and fire protection. When government gambles with taxpayer funds outside of its purview, it isn’t policymakers and the officials of the companies who suffer for their failures. It’s always the taxpayer left paying the bill.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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