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Welcome to Policy Matters, the blog of the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC)

June 17th, 2010

Over the next couple of years, Mississippi will face questions of enormous importance as the state plods toward an economic recovery. How will the state be able to overcome its high poverty levels to compete on the world stage? How will Mississippi adequately fund K-12 education as Recovery Act dollars phase out? Why do Mississippians pay more for some financial services than residents of other states?

At the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC), we work on these “Policy Matters” every day. We also know that as debates unfold on issues affecting Mississippi’s working families that the outcomes of the public policy process “matter” deeply. Our blog will provide timely information and perspective from our analysts on the state budget, state tax policy, the economy, poverty, workforce development, housing and community development.

We invite you to join us in this dialogue as we work to create opportunities for all of Mississippi’s residents now and in the future.

Thanks, we look forward to working together on Policy Matters.

Ed Sivak-06


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