Policy Areas

Budget & Tax

Budget decisions directly influence the quality of education that our children receive, the condition of the roads that we travel, the safety of our communities and the level of trust we can place in professionals such as doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses. Strong fiscal systems are needed to ensure that the funds are available to cover the costs services that Mississippians depend on everyday.

Income & Working Families

While working hard, many of Mississippi’s families fall short of economic security. According to an analysis of data from the U.S. Census, approximately 42% of Mississippi’s working families are low-income. The resources below examine ways to improve the economic opportunities of Mississippi’s working families.


Asset Development and Financial Inclusion

Mississippians who lack access to the financial mainstream may turn to costly financial services for basic transactions and credit needs, such as check cashers, payday loan providers, pawn shops, auto title lenders, and rent-to-own stores. Financial inclusion promotes access to safe, secure, and affordable banking practices and provides the opportunity for underserved consumers to become fully integrated into the banking system and build wealth. The resources below examine ways Mississippi can expand safe and affordable financial products and services through financial inclusion.