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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Legislative Session 2021


PERS board

PERS — Retirees vs. Workers?

The time for can-kicking is past when it comes to fixing Mississippi’s defined benefit pension system. The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi could soon ask taxpayers to increase their contribution to the pensions of state and local employees for the second time in two years. 

PERS 2020 Report

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi Has Taken a Hard Hit

Mississippi’s defined benefit pension fund was hit hard by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi released its annual comprehensive annual financial report on December 15, 2020 for fiscal 2020, which ended June 30 and the plan continues to take on water.

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.

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.

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.

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.