Session promises funding options after GOP tax cuts

 STARKVILLE – The proceeds from a new state lottery? A dedicated portion of the new online sales tax collections? A portion of gaming revenues from the newly minted sports book in Mississippi casinos? Borrowed or bonded revenues? Maybe a portion of the BP oil spill settlement funds as well?

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Friendship trumps partisanship

 

CLARKSDALE —The tone, nothing like what I had half feared and suspected, was set almost immediately.

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Next governor’s focus should be on funding the basics and jump starting economy

After 30 minutes with the household bills, Dad comes to the dinner table. Looking somber, he tells Mom, Junior and Sis, “We’ve got to cut back. We’re spending more than we have.”
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Run the ball and play good defense

Four outstanding young football players – Quan Glaspie from Bruce, Jordan Guy from Calhoun City, Drew Enochs from Calhoun Academy, and Patrick Pratt from Vardaman – were kind enough to sacrifice their Saturday morning last weekend to get together with me for a little photo shoot, the outcome of which you can see on the front page of this week's Calhoun County Journal newspaper.
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Pistachio Oreo Thins are simply delightful

It’s been a joke for several years at our family’s fair cabin, that someone will “complain” over the quality of something.
Be it thin towels, thin toilet paper or thin blankets.
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Despite the rhetoric, the news isn’t ‘fake’

STARKVILLE – From the White House down to city halls in rural hamlets across this country, politicians are using the term “fake news” to discredit anything they encounter in the media that they deem negative or that doesn’t fit their self-interests.
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We are not the enemy: Time to stand up for freedom of press

Enough already. The last couple of years have been an unending barrage against the freedom of the press and the practitioners of this noble trade.
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The Capital City still needs a miracle

Jackson Mayor made a good appointment when he named Bob Miller to head the department of public works.
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Delivering ourselves from evil

ROLLING FORK—It strikes me that we should just stop aiding and abetting. Indications are, after all, that quite enough of that’s gone on already.

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Senate hopefuls leave Neshoba Fair with different momentum

STARKVILLE – The major contenders in the 2018 Class II U.S. Senate nonpartisan special election on Nov. 6 left the state’s premier political stump with very different kinds of momentum.
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