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.
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.
When people normally think of a COLA, they think of a refreshing, bubbly and sweet beverage that goes great with a hamburger and fries. But in the world of public pensions, COLA is only sweet for the retiree. The overly generous and unsustainable COLA (cost of living adjustment) is one of the key factors on why the Public Employees’ Retirement System or PERS continues to struggle financially.
Taxpayers deserve to know that their tax dollars are being spent correctly and in the manner they were intended. Performance measures need to be in place to ensure that tax dollars spent promoting local tourism give taxpayers the biggest bang for their buck.