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Mississippi’s occupational regulation burden

Mississippi requires licenses for 66 of the 102 professions that do not require a traditional 4-year college degree. From 1993 to 2012, Mississippi added...

Prison work initiatives alone aren’t enough

The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently promoted their efforts to offer job training to people incarcerated in the state through a mobile welding program....

Remembering Officer Langley

I was a senior at Ole Miss when University of Mississippi Police Officer Robert Langley was dragged to his death while attempting to pull...

Honoring Fallen Officers

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared this week ‘National Police Week,’ in honor of those officers who paid the ultimate price in the...

A new solution to help address crime in Mississippi

Recent stories of crime in Jackson have dominated local media coverage in Mississippi, sparking conversations about how to address these issues. Diversion programs, a...

Mississippi accused of Constitutional violations – Now what?

An April report issued by the United States Department of Justice found that conditions in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman violated the US...

DOJ releases report on state prisons: What’s next?

A two-plus year investigation that began under the Trump administration has resulted in a scathing report from the Department of Justice on the status...

Job openings hit record high

There are now twice as many job openings as there are job seekers across the country while Mississippi continues to suffer from the lowest...

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