Red tape discourages innovation and acts as a drag on growth. Unless we reduce the amount of regulation, Mississippi will not prosper.
Mississippi’s history means that our state has a particular problem with overbearing regulation. Having lots of boards and commissions with the power to oversee and approve economic activity has been part of our ‘good ole boy’ political culture for far too long.
Politicians might like the power of patronage that having an extended administrative state gives them – but we believe it is time to eliminate not only red tape but plenty of the regulators that generate it.