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.
One of the problems with Mississippi is our government selectively and sometimes severely regulates some businesses, while using tax dollars to incentivize others. It’s the worst of both worlds.
What do small ratepayers in Mississippi and the New Orleans Saints have in common? Bad officiating. Bad things often happen when politicians direct capital. This is about the PSC. It’s not doing its job. And about the Mississippi Legislature which makes the rules (laws) about how the PSC works – or doesn’t work.
Progress has been made in the Mississippi Legislature to overturn this unconstitutional encroachment on private property rights, but only first steps in reform — more needs to be addressed. Property owners should be charged with a crime in order for law enforcement agencies to seize their property and a conviction should result in forfeiture.
Republicans have enjoyed big majorities in both houses of the Mississippi Legislature since 2012. The recently-released American Conservative Union scorecard showed that many Mississippi legislators are not as conservative as they’d like their constituents to believe. The GOP’s record in the Mississippi Legislature over the past six years is mixed at best.
Mississippi’s pension system for state, county and municipal employees is slowly gaining fiscal ground, but it’s not fast enough to keep up with the coming demographic landslide of retirements.
The 2019 session for the Mississippi Legislature begins today. Despite an upcoming election season that promises to curb any major overhauls, there can still be room for pro-economic freedom reforms that will move the state forward.