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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Brad Mayo

Rep. Mayo’s state income tax bill getting lots of looks

Oxford state Rep. Brad Mayo and two fellow Republicans introduced a bill earlier this week that would eventually eliminate the state income tax in Mississippi, and that bill is getting a lot of attention around the state. We have the same questions as everyone else: will the numbers actually work and, if they don’t , how will things get paid for? (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

Education funding talk, vote should not be so party-oriented

Mississippi representatives and senators passed a resolution that will place an alternative to Initiative 42 — that requires the Legislature to fully fund MAEP annually — on the ballot this fall. We have two concerns about the votes: that is was along party lines and that men representing Lafayette County and its education-oriented electorate would vote to muddy the water on an education funding issue. (January 15, 2015, Page 4A)

‘Eggs and Issues’ event popular, informative; how about more?

Monday’s “Eggs and Issue” breakfast with local legislators drew a capacity crowd at the Oxford Conference Center, and we thank our lawmakers for coming to update their constituents about what’s going on in Jackson early in the 2015 session. We’d encourage more events and visits like Monday’s to bring even more information to the voters and to provide valuable feedback. (January 13, 2015, Page 4)

Sunday Focus – 2015 Legislative Session

Before our local lawmakers head down to Jackson for the start of the 2015 legislative session, they share their thoughts on what the major issues will be this year. (January 4, 2015, Page 1A)

It’s time for our lawmakers to get to work

Lawmakers are getting ready to head to Jackson for the start of the new session, and Our View is that they have lots of important issues to deal with and need to be prepared and stay focused on doing what’s best for all Mississippians. (January 4, 2015, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Members of the Oxford School Board write give their impressions of impending bills in the state Legislature and to urge citizens to contact their legislators to vote No on HB 765 and SB2325 and to amend HB 1476. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Hunter Pace writes to disagree with a move by some state legislators to drug test Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) recipients, saying it’s not a bill lawmakers should be bragging about. (February 5, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Anne Steel writes to say that one of the keys to improving education in Mississippi is to fully fund the Mississiappi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

Local legislators return to Jackson

Education, corrections budget and systems expected to be hot topics during the upcoming Legislative session which starts on Tuesday in Jackson. (January 6, 2014, Page 1)

Lawmakers: Education-driven session a success

Local Representatives and Senator Gray Tollison spoke to the community during a Lunch with Legislators meting on Monday about the education-driven session. (May 14, 2013, Page 1)

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