Twice in recent weeks I’ve heard public officials in Marion County misstate the law for keeping meetings open to the public. They’ve said it would be illegal for them to discuss things like personnel matters in open session.
Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a lifelong advocate of advancing educational and jobs training opportunities, has often repeated this simple but cogent observation: “The only road out of poverty and economic dependency runs past the schoolhouse door.”
STARKVILLE – Mississippi Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson has been an unapologetic liberal on social issues for the whole of his long congressional career and that stance has certainly applied to issues surrounding immigration.
Week 3 signaled committee meetings were in full swing. Once the deadline to introduce general bills and constitutional amendments passed last Monday, Speaker Philip Gunn’s office began referring to them to committees. The committees only have a couple of weeks to consider bills before the next deadline.
An interesting item to watch over the next year will be how Gov. Phil Bryant reacts during his final days in office to his predecessor’s abuse of pardon power.