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Legislative Review 2021

BPF Legislative Review 2021

by BPF Published April 27, 2021 The final deadline has now passed for Governor Reeves to sign or veto bills approved by the Legislature in the session that officially ended April 4.  Of the 2,623 bills that legislators introduced, only 13% made it to his desk.

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MS ABC Warehouse

The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Warehouse and Distribution System

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.

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Governor Tate Reeves

Gov. Reeves Scorecard Ranking Among Nation’s Governors

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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MS Ballot 2020

A Little-Known Issue on the Mississippi Ballot

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.

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Marijuana States

Initiative 65 – Why Is the Ballot So Confusing?

Legislative opposition to 65, and thus support for putting 65A on the ballot to compete with it, was driven by a combination of motives.

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Medical Marijuana MS 2020

Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A: What Would They Do?

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.

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Mississippi Initiative 65 and 65A

What To Know Before Voting on Medical Marijuana Amendments

It is important to know ahead of time what to look for on the ballot.  If you wait until you get to the voting booth to try to figure out how and where to vote on it, you might end up wanting some medical marijuana to calm your frustration.  Most of what you will see on the ballot is useless in helping you understand what you are voting on.

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