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


A BPF View: Mississippi's Credit Rating

A Bigger Pie View: Mississippi’s Credit Rating

PERS and the state’s budgetary issues are two main reasons for the downgrade.

Mississippi governor signs civil asset forfeiture reform bill into law

A Bigger Pie View – Civil Asset Forfeiture

Mississippi is now the 18th state to pass civil asset forfeiture reform.

A Bigger Pie View - Civil Asset Forfeiture

A Bigger Pie View – Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture might be one issue where the opposite ends of the political spectrum can find agreement and Mississippi is one of the nation’s leaders on this issue.

The Mississippi State Capitol

Movie subsidy bill dies, brewer sales bill lives in Mississippi Legislature

Filmmakers coming to Mississippi will no longer receive a handout from taxpayers and Magnolia State brewers moved closer to being able to sell their beer on site.

Wallace Dabbs, Guest columnist 

State-owned properties starve cities of taxes: Column

In a recent edition of The Clarion-Ledger, state Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, suggested that the state buy more buildings in Jackson instead of leasing office space for state employees from private landlords.

Mississippi Power Headquarters

Mississippi Power play: Utility isn’t reluctant to flex political muscle in Legislature

When Mississippi Power needs something from the Legislature, it isn’t bashful about spending the lobbying dollars needed to get it done.