Posts Tagged ‘debate’

Board approves plan to delay cuts in sports/activities at troubled schools

JACKSON — Cuts to sports and activities at schools districts that lose state accreditation would be delayed under a plan approved yesterday by the Mississippi Board of Education. The proposed change received no remarks during a public comment period. But board members Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory voted against it. The […] [...]

Board wants to roll back troubled schools’ sports penalties

JACKSON — Mississippi’s state Board of Education is making another move toward rolling back penalties that strip troubled school districts of their ability to compete in high school sports and other activities. The board is seeking public comment on a proposal that would give a district that loses state accreditation a year to remedy problems […] [...]

Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters

JACKSON — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters yesterday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty because race relations were changing. He said the gubernatorial election of 1971 was the first time a candidate for a major office in the state, Democrat Bill […] [...]

Childers challenges Cochran to debates; Cochran noncommittal

JACKSON — Mississippi voters deserve to hear U.S. Senate candidates debate issues such as the minimum wage and the availability of health care, the Democratic nominee said yesterday. Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said he’s challenging six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran to debate him four times before the Nov. 4 election — once in each […] [...]

Childers wants to debate Cochran in bid for Senate seat

JACKSON — The Democratic nominee for Senate, former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, says Mississippi voters should get to make a side-by-side comparison of him and the man he’s trying to unseat. Childers is holding a news conference today to challenge six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran to a series of debates before the Nov. 4 election. […] [...]

Congressional candidates show great divide during debate

OXFORD — Candidates in a North Mississippi congressional debate last night presented competing visions of “government the despoiler” versus “government the helper.” Republican first-term incumbent Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and Democratic challenger Brad Morris of Oxford debated for an hour at the University of Mississippi. Nunnelee, the leading fundraiser, continues to focus on what he […] [...]

Tempers fly in House over workers’ compensation vote

JACKSON — Mississippi House members now favor changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system after previously voting against them. House members voted 60-56 yesterday to pass Senate Bill 2576, which proponents say would balance a system that now unfairly favors workers. Opponents dispute that, saying the insurance system for paying for on-the-job injuries is balanced […] [...]

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