Regulatory Reform & Abuses

The rule of law is increasingly being eroded by those trying to achieve policy objectives outside the normal bounds of legislative action. BPF accesses civil litigation, overcriminalization and corporate governance to understand these trends and formulate policy solutions.

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MS Regulated State

Mississippi is the most regulated state in the South

by Guest Contributor Published July 13, 2020 Mississippi has a ways to go before challenging some of the South’s strongest economies, and one key reason is more regulation and red tape than its neighbors. New legislation proposed this session could have helped rein in government red tape, but the most significant bills failed to gain enough traction.

Bigger Pie Forum Projects


Legislative Session 2018


Occupational Licensing Boards

Occupational Licensing Boards: Mississippi’s anti-competitive regulatory state needs to be scaled back.

The interests of both consumers and future business owners could be served even better if most occupational licensing boards were phased out. Consumers would receive more choices in the marketplace, while burdensome regulations would free citizens to start more businesses.


Even More Insanity – MS Public Service Commission and MS Legislature

Albert Einstein ~ Insanity is doing the same thing over and over.  And expecting different outcomes.  This quote applies to the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Mississippi Legislature.  They haven’t changed in response to the Kemper lignite plant fiasco.

Mississippi Public Service Commission

A BPF View: How Do We Remove Corruption from Regulators?

Has the propensity for corruption among regulators waned in the past 28 years?

A Bigger Pie View: The DOR and Online Sellers’ Use Tax – Overreaching

A Bigger Pie View: The DOR and Online Sellers’ Use Tax – Overreaching

Will the DOR draw a legal challenge for their Consumer Use Tax?

Ajit Pai

Net Neutrality Roll Back

The net neutrality rules, while they sound good on the surface and make good talking points for politicians, are a classic case of government regulation where none is needed.

Department of Revenue - State of Mississippi

A Bigger Pie View – The Department of Revenue Goes Rogue

The DOR is out of control with its rule-making and needs to be restrained by the Governor.