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FOREST THIGPEN — The truth about the Freedom of Conscience bill

If all the things being said by the opponents of HB 1523 were true, I would be against it as well. But they are not. Some opponents of the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” make the outlandish assertion that this bill would allow a person to be “refused service at a restaurant, not allowed to shop at ...

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Transportation study group leader proposes $700M tax for roads, bridges

JACKSON — The leader of a Senate transportation study committee proposes the state should levy $700 million in new taxes to support road maintenance as well as some other non-transportation related projects. Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, said yesterday that the proposal, which would be the largest state tax increase in more than 20 years, is only a starting point for ...

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Advocates want more flexible charter school bill

Charter school advocates believe this is the year for Mississippi to make progress in school choice through more flexible charter school legislation. In his first State of the State address, Gov. Phil Bryant said now is the time for Mississippi to pass a “workable” charter school law. A 2010 law passed by the state Legislature allows public schools that have ...

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Parental freedom and educational nourishment

What if your city officials said to you, “As long as you live here, you will only shop at one grocery store — the one we choose for you.” If you could get past the arrogance and the restriction on your freedom, you might be able to live with that dictate as long as your assigned store had what you ...

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