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Education and Workforce Development Feature

Higher Education Critical for Family Economic Security and State Economic Advancement

August 6th, 2010

Across Mississippi, students are returning to the classroom for the […]

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Health & Heath Care Feature

Health Care Reform is Good for Working Mississippians

August 5th, 2010

Yesterday, a summit was hosted on health care reform in […]

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Budget & Tax Blog

Is Mississippi’s Sales Tax Holiday Really Worth Celebrating?

August 2nd, 2010

Amid the revelry of Mississippi’s second Sales Tax holiday lays […]

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Budget & Tax Blog

Budget Spotlight: Mississippi Department of Mental Health Budget FY 2009-FY 2011

July 26th, 2010

Much has been discussed about the state’s successive budget cuts […]

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Education and Workforce Development Feature

Unemployment Insurance Extension Benefits Mississippi’s Economy

July 21st, 2010

Today, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill to […]

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Education and Workforce Development Feature

Public Sector: Workers In Public Sector Provide Services Vital to Mississippi’s Economy

July 9th, 2010

Not only do Mississippians who choose careers as public servants […]

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Budget & Tax Blog

FY 2010 Revenue in Under Estimate, FY 2011 Appropriations Further Reduce Budget

July 2nd, 2010

All but one month in FY 2010 saw revenue collections […]

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Financial Inclusion Feature

Achieving Self-Sufficiency: How Much Income Do Working Families in Mississippi Need to Meet Their Basic Expenses?

June 25th, 2010

The current recession has affected many of Mississippi’s working families. […]

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Budget & Tax Blog

Lower Income Earners Pay More State and Local Taxes in Mississippi

June 18th, 2010

Eighty percent of Mississippi residents earn an income of less […]

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Policy Matters

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 […]

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