Featured Income & Working Families

September 19th, 2013

Earlier today the U.S. Census American Communities Survey poverty data was updated to include data for 2012.  The data revealed some grim news for Mississippi families.  Poverty in Mississippi is increasing.  In 2007 one in five Mississippians lived in poverty… (read more)

January 31st, 2013

A piece of legislation moving through the Mississippi House would set aside $10 million in public tax revenueThe state’s income from any source. Mississippi revenue includes: tax collections, fees, and intergovernmental grants. for funding private school tuition. The $10 million… (read more)

December 3rd, 2012

Developmental education courses offer a route to college-readiness for over 22,000 of community college students across Mississippi each year. However, taking developmental education courses requires additional time and financial resources from students, and as a result, students in remedial courses… (read more)

October 18th, 2012

In January, MEPC released the State of Working Mississippi, 2012. This abbreviated presentation updates data on jobs, wages, and household income with information from 2011. The slides also trace changes in the need for critical family supports like SNAP (formerly… (read more)