The Mississippi Legislature has ended its session, having turned aside efforts by Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Republican legislative leadership to expand charter schools and politicize state employees by removing them from civil service.
Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Republican leadership in the Mississippi Legislature have gotten what they deserve: a defeat for their ill-conceived plan to raid the public education treasury to create so-called “charter schools.”
The Mississippi Legislature has approved and Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that allows city voters in the state to determine whether they want the sale of wine and spirits to be permitted within city limits.
The Union County Board of Supervisors has asked the state to use $40 million to improve state Highway 15 between New Albany and Pontotoc, instead of widening state Highway 9 between Blue Springs and Highway 348.
The Mississippi House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow cities, including New Albany, to make their own decisions on the sale of wine and spirits within city limits.
The House Wednesday passed the legislation on a 65-54 vote. The issue now goes to the Senate for consideration.