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Monday, March 30, 2015

Mississippi Legislature

Let’s communicate about education

Editor Don Whitten points out inconsistencies in what lawmakers, educators and parents think is best for our children and schools – for example, in whether to decrease, increase of keep the amount of time at school – and urges them to communicate better with one another. (February 5, 2014, Page 4)

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    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)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Greg Surbeck writes to say that drug testing welfare recipients is not only unconstitutional, but also wasteful, unfair and unnecessary. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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        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)

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          State’s resort guidelines fascinating

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at state laws and guidelines regulating resort areas and facilities. (December 2, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Local representative takes look at Medicaid expansion

            Brad Mayo, who represents Oxford and District 12 in the Mississippi House of Representatives, answers some questions and expresses some concerns about Medicaid expansion and costs in a guest column. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Members of the Oxford School Board write to explain their position, preferences and concerns when it comes to pending charter school legislation in Mississippi. (March 29, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jeff Justis expresses his concern abut some of the proposals introduced in the state Legislature as well as other issues, and writes that he’s glad to see similar views expressed by other letter-writers. (February 27, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  D.W. Steel writes about House Bill 2633, which deals with school prayer, and urges the Legislature to leave things as they are by not passing the bill. (February 18, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Charters not the ‘school choice’ Mississippi deserves

                    Anne White Foster writes a guest column about school choice, charter schools and public school education in Mississippi. (February 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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