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Gunn announces ‘Mississippi Ideas Tour’

Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn, R-Clinton, will kick off Oct. 8 what he’s calling a “Mississippi Ideas Tour.”

According to a press release, Gunn will hold town hall-style meetings around the state to gather from media, citizens and lawmakers “the best ideas to move Mississippi forward.” The tour will start in Jackson on Oct. 8, and end Oct. 11 in Biloxi. Each stop will last about 75 minutes, Gunn’s office said.

The legislative session that starts in January will be Gunn’s second as speaker. This week, Gunn is presiding over his first meeting as chairman of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, as state agencies make their budget requests for fiscal year 2013.

The full schedule of Gunn’s tour is below.

Oct. 8

9:00 a.m.—Jackson, Capitol, Rm. 113*

1:00 p.m.—Greenwood, downtown, city council room

4:30 p.m.—Hernando, city courtroom

Oct. 9

9:00 a.m.—Tupelo, Tupelo City Hall, city council chambers, second floor

1:30 p.m.—Columbus, city hall

5:00 p.m.—Meridian, city hall, third floor

Oct. 11

9:00 a.m.—Hattiesburg, cultural center on Main Street

1:30 p.m.—Biloxi, city hall

*subject to change based on renovation schedule*


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