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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Phil Bryant

County may get more money for roads

House rejection of bills gives rural roads more funding. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

Sunshine Week brings advance in transparency

Mississippi Press Association Executive Director Layne Bruce writes a guest column about Sunshine Week, two important bills that will help transparency in government and the importance of letting people know what is going on with their elected and appointed officials. (March 18, 2014, Page 4)

In God we trust

Religion Randy Weeks is concerned Mississippi may be setting itself up for failure by putting “In God We Trust” by acting hypocritical. (February 14, 2014, Page 5B)

Letters to the Editor

Joanne and Mark Wilkinson write about the recent performance of the Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble and to urge residents to attend their December concern, while Dr. Ben Burnett writes to remind everyone during National School Bus Safety Week that we need to watch out for buses and children. (October 24, 2013, Page 4)

Sanderson comes to aid Mississippi golf

COLUMN: When it became clear Mississippi was about to lose its only tournament on the PGA Tour, Gov. Phil Bryant sought a savior.

“I needed a successful businessman who was passionate about golf and passionate about Mississippi,” Bryant said. (more…) (July 23, 2013, Page 6)

Letters to the Editor

Jim Shollenberger writes to comment on Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant’s comments and plans for Medicaid expansion in relation to the Affordable Care Act, saying it puts Bryant in what has been called the “Republican ‘spite club.’” (June 27, 2013, Page 4)

Medicaid expansion – an investment worth making

Mississippi is, for a number of reasons, the unhealthiest state in the union. And with that condition, there’s poverty and the effect it has on paying for health care. News Editor Jonathan Scott looks into one option – expanding Medicaid – that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to helping the needy in the state. (May 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Menu measure offers food for thought

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Senate Bill 2687, concerning menu-labeling of food we purchase and eat, in relation to Sunshine Week and its slogan, “Open government is good government.” (March 15, 2013, Page 4A)

FNC to add 100 jobs in Oxford

A new partnership between Oxford’s FNC Inc. and a Brazilian depository of fixed-income securities is expected to help create about 100 new jobs in Oxford, Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday at the FNC office. (October 31, 2012, Page 1)

Support increases for banning texting while driving

An online petition is making the rounds into email mailboxes and Facebook status messages asking people to help ban texting while driving in Mississippi. So far the petition, on SignOn.org has 761 signatures and it’s raising fast. (June 11, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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