Harper’s day in the state press barrel slated for Jan. 28

Sid Salter

Looking back, it’s rather remarkable that such a wide array of political and business leaders and other high achievers have agreed to willingly subject themselves to ridicule one night each year by the state’s press.
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Legislature should deal with issue of elected school superintendents

Sid Salter

One of the real truisms in Mississippi politics is that we really like elections and voting. The old saying about Mississippians – by and large – preferring to elect all their officials is pretty much true.
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Flood threats turn my thoughts to Momma’s 1927 Delta legacy

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Seeing the mighty Mississippi River rising out of its banks is an awesome, fearsome sight.
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Lessons learned: initiatives hard to pass in Mississippi

Sid Salter

Mississippi’s initiative and referendum process came of age in 2015 and saw almost every eventuality tested in the political process. In particular, the process was tested on Initiative 42 and Initiative 48.
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What’s in store for state government in 2016?

Charlie Mitchell

Setting aside the few years Mississippi turned in its membership card, a pretty significant birthday is upcoming.
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Demographics of Miss. Legislature show women lack representation

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – On the eve of convening of the 2016 regular session of the Mississippi Legislature, perhaps it’s educational to take a look at the demographics of that group.
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Municipal League recognizes state’s sales tax loss conundrum

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – When newspaper columnists write about state sales tax losses to online sales, the usual suspects shrug it off and makes the usual bogus defenses.
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Challenges await a GOP that now controls state government

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Not since the political aberration of Reconstruction have Republicans in Mississippi been in a stronger position to dominate and dictate public policy.
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Cochran helps level playing field for state’s catfish farmers

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – In what has been at times a bitter and personal political battle over the last several years, Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain have traded shots over legislation that would protect U.S. aquaculture trade interests from Chinese and Vietnamese competition.
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Thanksgiving still matters

Charlie Mitchell

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Bam, bam, bam. The trifecta of holidays. The middle one is this week.
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