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    January 30th, 2015

    Many families across the state lack the resources necessary to survive in the event that a job loss or medical emergency leaves them without their primary source of income. These families, considered to be “liquid asset poor”, go to work… (read more)

    January 29th, 2015

    Despite an improving national economy, far too many Mississippi residents are struggling to achieve financial security. A new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) reveals that most families are living on the brink of a financial disaster. In… (read more)

    January 23rd, 2015

    Recently, the MEPC team had an opportunity to discuss “why” we do our work. For many, we are known as the organization that conducts independent research on public policy issues affecting working Mississippians. That is “what” we do; however, the… (read more)

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    January 28th, 2015

    Mississippi families are struggling to make ends meet despite working hard and playing by the rules. The federal Earned Income Tax CreditThe Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit for low- and moderate-income working people. It is… (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 revenueThe state’s income from any source. Mississippi revenue includes: tax… (read more)

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