Is it appropriate to talk about Gov. Phil Bryant’s successful courtship of the Yokohamo Tire Company plant to West Point made public this week in the same breath with economic development icons like the state’s Nissan and Toyota plants?
In the hardest of times, the best of our country is often exhibited – the heroism, the selfless love for a neighbor, the determination to overcome.
The family of the late Dee Taylor of Bruce was among 40 families honored at the Mississippi Organ Recognition Ceremony in Tupelo Sunday. The program is to recognize families who have allowed a family member to donate their tissues and organs after death.
The decision by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to appoint his predecessor Mike Moore and Ridgeland attorney Billy Quin as outside counsels to handle the state’s litigation against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will draw some familiar political fire.
For the past week, Jesse Yancy, Jr. has been staring at me in my office thanks to a large portrait of him from his time in the Mississippi Senate given to the Bruce Museum by his nephew Bob Cooper.
Occasionally you use a certain recipe so many times, you get burned out on it, and then some time later (maybe even a couple of years), it’s brand new all over again.
In a systematic effort to bolster efforts to “primary” any incumbent Republicans who fail to walk the hard right political agenda of the Tea Party and similar groups, some members of Congress are trying to separate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP – read that as food stamps – from the 2013 federal farm bill.
Reading numerous accounts of the recently concluded legislative session in Jackson, I must say I don’t feel the same exuberance for all that was accomplished as many state leaders themselves apparently do.
Sometimes it’s just easier to start over. With that in mind, Joel and I destroyed a couple of landscaped areas at our house that were simply overgrown beyond fixing.
Mississippi faces both short-term and long-term decisions on the state Medicaid program and those decisions are beginning to be focused more intently on what the real debate has been about all along – whether Mississippi hospitals can deal with the problem of uncompensated care while state government resists a quick expansion of the Medicaid program through the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare.”