Even when “The Colbert Report” hit close to home, it was hard not to laugh.
Rethink Child Well-Being
Despite revenue growth and full reserves, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s FY2016 proposal fails to adequately fund the state’s education and health commitments.
Enterprise Attendance Center Principal Shannon Eubanks says the suggestion to drop Mississippi’s standards is “political pandering.”
Legislative Budget Committee recommends sweeping budget cuts despite revenue growth and full reserves
Despite $166 million in additional revenue, cuts are recommended for every major budget category except for the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, for which the proposal includes a very small increase for teacher pay raises enacted last year.
Craft breweries are an economic and cultural boon for Mississippi, but an outdated regulatory regime threatens their competitiveness and sustainability.
Unbanked and underbanked households typically operate in a cash-based system, and, as a result, do not have the same financial security and opportunities as those who bank with traditional financial institutions.
Reducing child poverty requires a “two-generation approach,” according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT report.
Tackling persistent poverty in Mississippi: Ideas from the Mississippi Economic Policy Center’s policy conference
Folllow our running feed to get the best insights and ideas from the Mississippi Economic Policy Center’s 2014 conference.
Despite modest education gains, Mississippi still ranks second from the bottom in annual “Opportunity Index.”
A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that Mississippi ranks among the worst in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession.
The handful of Mississippians who have risen from poverty to prominence occupy more space in our imaginations — and our TVs, books, blogs, etc. — than combined stories of the 256,000 Mississippi children currently living in poverty.
History says Mississippi can’t have two good SEC football teams at the same time. Why has that changed?
After the biggest football weekend in Magnolia State history, we explore the question that has frustrated Mississippians for decades.
For the 24th time in 25 years, Mississippi finished last in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s index of 16 child well-being indicators. The director of Mississippi KIDS COUNT provides an explanation of the rankings.