Delbert Hosemann, the Republican secretary of state who is running for lieutenant governor, must have surprised his audience of educators Saturday when he made a promise to keep raising teacher pay.
Persistent flooding problems have been more than a minor inconvenience in downtown Columbia. They forced cancellation of Freedom Fest, which had drawn huge crowds, before the fireworks show last summer. And then in December water got into multiple Main Street shops when heavy rains fell.
State Rep. David Baria, a Democrat from the Gulf Coast, called a plan for a $1,500 raise for Mississippi teachers a “meaningless” amount, according to a Clarion Ledger story published Wednesday. Perhaps if his legislative salary was decreased by $1,500 per year he would feel differently.
Reporting all the news, good and bad, is a part of this newspaper’s job that cannot be avoided if it is to uphold its crucial role as the Fourth Estate, watching out for the interests of the community.
Unless Gov. Phil Bryant exercises his veto power, Mississippi is about to take a huge step backward in letting voters know who is bankrolling whom in elections.
The Legislature has passed a measure, House Bill 1205, that will open the door to political payoffs that will be impossible to ferret out.
Speaking at a ribbon cutting in Columbia this week, Brian McDaniel of the Carlisle Group, which owns the Wendy’s franchise here, noted that they undertook renovations of the restaurant to stay up with the latest things that customers demand.
A new rule proposed by the Trump administration would make patients aware of the negotiated prices between insurance companies and health care providers.
Mississippi is home to some impressive manufacturers, from huge ships at Ingalls on the Gulf Coast to high-end stoves at Viking Range in the Delta.
The Columbus tornadoes last weekend are a reminder that Mississippi has the highest per capita deaths from tornadoes of any state in the country at 132 per million. Our prayers are extended to the family of Ashley Pounds who lost her life. We pray the church that was destroyed will rebuild quickly.
Ever since the state legislature passed procurement reform, there has been a constant effort to repeal the reforms. This session is no different. State Rep. Jerry Turner, the leader of procurement reform in the House, is in a battle to preserve reverse auctions. Reps.