Now is the time to move Columbia forward. I also feel now is the time to write and request the residents of Columbia to support a sales tax on restaurants, hotels and motels for the use of promoting tourism, parks and recreation in our great and once-again emerging city.
With state elections coming up, one of the hottest issues is expansion of Medicaid. When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act nine years ago, it included the expansion of Medicaid to cover families and individuals making 138 percent of the poverty level.
STARKVILLE — I often wrote over the course of 35 years about public health care finance with a level of personal engagement that reminds me today much of a walk through a really fine zoo. The exhibits were intriguing, yes, but I could certainly lose interest quickly and move on to another topic.
STARKVILLE — My active observations of Mississippi statewide elections stretch back to the 1970s and what remains fascinating to me is how little the issues have changed since those days.