Mississippi nominated for national awards

By Mississippi Center for Public Policy
July 21, 2022

(Jackson, MS): The Mississippi Center for Public Policy’s success in helping push through the largest tax cut in Mississippi history has been recognized nationally.

The State Policy Network today shortlisted the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, together with Empower Mississippi, for an Outstanding Policy Achievement Award for their work in securing the passage of the Mississippi Tax Freedom Act 2022. 

Thanks to the Tax Freedom Act:

  • $525 million was returned to Mississippi taxpayers.
  • Over a million income taxpayers in our state are better off.
  • Mississippi will have the fifth lowest marginal income tax rate among states that have an income tax, and one of the lowest top marginal income tax rates in the southeast.

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy was additionally shortlisted for a national Communications Excellence award for building a mass movement that made change possible. Almost 90,000 individual Mississippians read our weekly newsletter each month and thousands watch and listen to our audio-visual output.

The public will now vote to decide if Mississippi will win the Communications Award.

"We face strong competition from some of the larger states” explained Douglas Carswell, MCPP CEO & President. “We really need Mississippians to vote online to make sure that Mississippi wins!"

Please vote to make sure Mississippi wins!
Here is the URL to vote: https://spn.org/2022-communications-award-vote/

"I am over the moon that we have been recognized nationally for both our policy work and for creating a mass movement for change!" said Carswell.

"Mississippi has historically had a high tax burden, and as recently as 2021 not even a majority of Republican lawmakers in the Senate favored the change,” he explained.

"We saw an opportunity in bringing many of the key policymakers in our state together and creating a coalition for change," Carswell said. "We published rigorous research and launched a campaign to popularize the case for change. As a consequence, the Mississippi Tax Freedom Act did not just pass in the legislature where it had previously died. It passed with bipartisan support."Further details about both award nominations can be found here:

Douglas Carswell joins the Governor, Speaker Gunn and others at the signing into law of the Mississippi Tax Freedom Act.


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