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Analysis: School funding debate bumpy, but direction unclear

Despite an eventful couple of days in discussions about rewriting the state education funding formula, the public is no closer to knowing what changes lawmakers will consider to the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Instead, Mississippians got a lot of outrage from people who oppose changes because they don’t trust Republican legislators. First, there was Tuesday’s detour into the Legislature’s ...

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At Mississippi school funding hearing, many say spend more

Seeking public input on possible changes to Mississippi’s education funding formula, many people are telling legislators the most important thing is more money. A number of speakers at a Thursday hearing were hostile to plans by Republican legislators to change the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which divides $2.2 billion among schools. “I have yet to be convinced the current ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Granny’s voting odyssey

Tuesday was election day. As a result, Donald J. Trump is the next President of our United States. Many people thought we’d elect a woman to be our next President, but we didn’t. No judgment: it’s all a part of the American experiment. My grandmother is 96. She was born in 1920, the year women in this country were given ...

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Hosemann: ‘Mississippi’s elections are not rigged’

Mississippi’s secretary of state says absentee voting is disappointingly down from the last presidential election, and turnout might be below 50 percent. Delbert Hosemann also repeated many times during a news conference Tuesday that Mississippi’s elections are not rigged and cannot be hacked because voting machines don’t connect to the internet. In his words, “The Russians are not going to ...

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Mississippi seeing low-key congressional campaigns

Mississippi’s U.S. House races are low-key, with all four incumbents enjoying comfortable fundraising leads over their challengers. ____ 1st DISTRICT Republican Rep. Trent Kelly won a June 2015 special election to fill the unexpired term of Republican Alan Nunnelee, who died earlier that year. Kelly, of Saltillo, is a former district attorney. He defeated one opponent in the GOP primary ...

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