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Friday, February 27, 2015

Gray Tollison

Bridge name to honor vets

The new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River along the northern border of Lafayette County may have a name that will honor all veterans of the armed forces. (February 18, 2015, Page 1A)

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)

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

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)

Legislators offer preview of session

Oxford and Lafayette County’s state lawmakers discussed education, employment, prisons and the economy over breakfast Monday during the annual Eggs and Issues event sponsored by the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. (January 14, 2014, Page 1)

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)

Questionable behavior by elected officials

Elected government officials are supposed to be representing us, right? News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a couple of these officials and some recent actions that appear somewhat questionable, and he wonders if they’re aware of the perception and appearance many of their constituents are getting. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

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