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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Lawmaking a challenging, often thankless job

We don’t always agree with our representatives’ votes in Jackson and Washington, D.C., and we do have differences of opinion. But that’s all it is — a difference of opinion. We urge all to think about the challenges facing our lawmakers and give them the respect their position deserves. (March 9, 2015, Page 4)

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    Lawmakers face active, involved constituency

    We predict interesting conversations coming up between state lawmakers and their constituents — particularly school officials, educators and parents of school-aged children — as they prepare to deal with two key education issues: fully funding MAEP and Common Core. (December 15, 2014, Page 4)

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      Options to consider to solving gridlock

      Editor Don Whitten offers a few options to break the gridlock and stalemate common in Congress and often in state and local bodies. One was something one of his junior high coaches did – put the combatants against each other with 16-ounce boxing gloves on. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

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        Earmarks and communicating with lawmakers

        Are you bothered a bit by some of the earmarks that senators and representatives are involved with? Why don’t you contact them and let them know what you think? That’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds – or should be – as local columnist T.J. Ray explains. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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