Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Center for Public Policy’

Transportation study group leader proposes $700M tax for roads, bridges

JACKSON — The leader of a Senate transportation study committee proposes the state should levy $700 million in new taxes to support road maintenance as well as some other non-transportation related projects. Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, said yesterday that the proposal, which would be the largest state tax increase in more than 20 years, is […] [...]

Report says low to middle-income licensing too burdensome in state

A recent study by the Institute for Justice confirmed what small business advocate Ron Aldridge already knew: Mississippi’s licensing requirements for low- and middle-income occupations are excessive. The IJ report, released in May, reveals that Mississippi has what it calls “barriers of entry” for 55 of 102 low- and middle-income occupations examined. Four states license […] [...]

Advocates want more flexible charter school bill

Charter school advocates believe this is the year for Mississippi to make progress in school choice through more flexible charter school legislation. In his first State of the State address, Gov. Phil Bryant said now is the time for Mississippi to pass a “workable” charter school law. A 2010 law passed by the state Legislature […] [...]

Will Barbour Run?

JACKSON- Mississippi Center for Public Policy president Forest Thigpen thinks Gov. Barbour will launch a bid for the White House soon. He also describes the first 100 days in office of the next Governor of Mississippi and a few of the key issues the winning candidate would face. [...]

Hinds County “Defiant… Unresponsive”

JACKSON- Mississippi Center for Public Policy president Forest Thigpen explains his new project SeeTheSpending.org, a website that tracks hundreds of budgets in state and county government. He says that while most of Mississippi’s 82 counties have responded to public records requests, he’s still waiting to hear from Jackson. [...]

Parental freedom and educational nourishment

by Contributing Columnist Published: March 14,2010

Tags: Charter schools, column, Forest Thigpen, Mississippi Center for Public Policy

What if your city officials said to you, “As long as you live here, you will only shop at one grocery store — the one we choose for you.” If you could get past the arrogance and the restriction on your freedom, you might be able to live with that dictate as long as your […] [...]

Center brings in Hynum

by MBJ Staff Published: February 1,2010

Tags: Dawn Hynum, JACKSON, Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Dawn Hynum has joined Mississippi Center for Public Policy in Jackson. As the director of communications, she will be responsible for maintaining contact with the media and public to inform them of the activities and the mission of the organization. Hynum has a background in administration, management, event coordination and public relations. She and her […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Grant Callen

by Stephen McDill Published: September 14,2009

Tags: Belhaven College, Grant Callen, Mississippi Center for Public Policy, political science

Age: 26 Hometown: Laurel Education:  B.S. in political science from Belhaven  (working on a masters in government from Regent University) Current Position: Director of development for Mississippi Center for Public Policy Grant Callen joined Mississippi Center for Public Policy in 2006 as its director of development. He previously served as campaign manager for the Honorable […] [...]

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