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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Governor Tate Reeves

Gov. Reeves Scorecard Ranking Among Nation's Governors

by BPF Published November 6, 2020 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.

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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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MS Attorney General Jim Hood

The Public Service Commission vs the Attorney General

The Mississippi Legislature is choosing sides in the fight between Mississippi’s Attorney General and Public Service Commission.  The fight is over $600 million of over-charges by Entergy Mississippi to its customers for high cost electricity from its sister companies in other states. 

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BPF Legislative Halftime Report

BPF Legislative Halftime Report

The Mississippi Legislature is halfway through its 90-day session. Here are some bills that are still alive. These bills have passed the House (if they start with HB) or the Senate (if they start with SB). They now go to the other house for consideration.

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