Our representative in Congress, Alan Nunnelee, voted against the compromise bill that preserves current income tax rates on most Americans, while increasing the rates on households that earn more than $450,000. We’re disappointed in his action.
We find comments this week from Mississippi Medicaid Executive Director David Dzielak troubling. He seemed to suggest to a state Senate committee that spending money to help more of the state’s low-income citizens have access to Medicaid might not improve their health.
We’re proud of the University of Mississippi and the way the Ole Miss administration and the great majority of its students have adopted the progressive views of a modern Mississippi and rejected the narrow, repressive ways of the past.
The 2013 Mississippi legislative session will not get under way until January, but already the state’s Republican leadership is beating the drum for raiding the public education treasury to create so-called charter schools.
Tuesday is election day across the country, but because Mississippi is not a “swing” state, we have missed (or been spared depending on your point of view) most of the national television ads in the presidential race.