Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mississippi Needs More Private Sector Jobs to Get off Bottom

For decades the U.S. Census Bureau has published data on income and poverty. Related news stories have consistently focused on Mississippi’s humble rankings. Just released statistics show Mississippi continues to be the poorest state with the highest poverty rate. When … Continue reading

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Pathways for Unmotivated People Become Useless Pathways

“Pathways” is the popular word today for fixing broken, adolescent, and unsuccessful people. Here are a few examples. At the federal level there are the Pathways out of Poverty Act, the National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention program, and … Continue reading

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Are Big Money Tax Policies Best for Mississippi?

As tax collections continue to falter, threatening more mid-year budget cuts, our legislative leaders scurry to shore up the brilliance of their tax cut agenda. They brought in an “outside expert” to say they’re on the right track. Nicole Kaeding, … Continue reading

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Federal Overreach Impacts Mississippi

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was passed to eliminate unjustified discrimination based on disability. It provides protections against discrimination to disabled Americans, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations. … Continue reading

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Mississippi Needs Every Federal Dollar It Can Get

Let’s get real. Ignore political ideology for a moment. Mississippi is a poor state, persistently landing near the bottom on income, health, and education rankings. Many families depend heavily on federal benefits to survive. So, too does state government (44% … Continue reading

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