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Analysis: House speaker bringing policy proposals later

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has a broad idea about what he wants lawmakers to consider in 2020. However, he says he’s waiting to see specific proposals about teacher pay raises, roads and bridges, health care and other issues. “We’re going to continue to look at infrastructure, continue to look at the budget, continue to look at education – the ...

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Analysis: Democrats evaluating Mississippi election losses

Some Mississippi Democrats are second-guessing the party’s strategies after Republicans swept all eight statewide offices in this year’s general election. The two Democrats at the top of the ticket were Attorney General Jim Hood, who lost the governor’s race to Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and state Rep. Jay Hughes, who lost the lieutenant governor’s race to Secretary of State ...

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1 of 9 Dems leaves Mississippi governor’s race, backs Hood

One of the nine Democrats running for Mississippi governor is withdrawing from the race and throwing his support to the candidate who has raised the most money in that primary. Phillip West is a former state representative, former mayor of Natchez and former Adams County supervisor. He issued a statement Thursday saying he is supporting fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Unseemly politics belies Christian seeming Mississippi

In 2017 Gallup reported Mississippi had retained its spot as the most religious state in the U.S., with 59% of residents calling themselves “very religious” and another 29% “moderately religious.”   A Pew Research Center report published in 2015 counted 83% of adult Mississippians as Christian. That would approximate 1.9 million adults.   Making up most of the 83% were ...

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Espy makes his case for Senate seat via his web page

Mike Espy, the first person to announce intentions to run for the United States Senate seat left vacant by Thad Cochran’s retirement, has unveiled his campaign website. Since Espy announced his intentions to run for the seat in early March on the same day Cochran announced his pending retirement, he has said very little publicly about his plans. But Friday, ...

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ANALYSIS — One-party rule returns in Miss., with GOP in charge

In the wake of another electoral debacle for Mississippi’s Democrats, it’s time to pull V.O. Key down off the bookshelf. Key was a political scientist who literally wrote the book on politics in Dixie. “Southern Politics in State and Nation,” published in 1949, remains a master work, the founding text of an entire specialty of American political science. But what ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Getting a grip on LGBT issues

Last week Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold-medal winner, admitted to ABC’s Diane Sawyer and a national television audience that he is transgender. What that means is Bruce Jenner, despite his masculine accoutrement, feels more like a woman and would like to identify himself as one. Jenner won the decathlon in 1976, the most grueling event in the games, requiring strength, ...

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