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 through Utilities

Utilities Could Be Allowed Entrance Into the Broadband Business

by BPF Published February 11, 2021 The Mississippi Legislature could be allowing the state’s two investor-owned utilities to get into the broadband business in a way that might serve both broadband customers and electricity ratepayers.

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Legislative Session 2021


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.


Mississippi’s pension crisis explained in four charts

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is in serious jeopardy, as the number of retirees increase and the unfunded liabilities continue to grow.


A frugal ostrich named Gilbert

The Secretary is responsible for campaign finance reporting. It’s not working. But he seems to ignore the problems.