May 27th, 2015
Across the United States, many women face disparities in wages and employment while providing for their families and balancing child care and other family responsibilities. The growing number of families headed by single mothers exacerbates these issues.  In Mississippi, the… (read more)
March 17th, 2015
Big tax cuts that largely benefit corporations and wealthy Mississippians are unaffordable and will erode our ability to support schools, universities, roads and bridges and public safety. Big tax cuts will undermine our future by making it harder for the… (read more)
January 28th, 2015
Mississippi families are struggling to make ends meet despite working hard and playing by the rules. The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) gives many of these families the boost they need to be more financially secure. Mississippi can also… (read more)
December 5th, 2014
In November, Governor Bryant, as required by law, released his budget recommendation for 2016. Bryant’s budget proposes a slight increase in spending over the current year. Despite slow economic recovery, state revenue for FY 2016 is projected to increase $166… (read more)
August 4th, 2014
As state revenue has returned to pre-recession levels, lawmakers have begun to talk about tax cuts as a way to make the state more economically competitive and help working families.  No specific proposals have been released, but below are some… (read more)