Category: Opinion

2016 Session ends with some successes

By Rep. Michael Evans, Dist. 45

The 2016 Legislative session lasted 109 days, and it will undoubtedly be one for the record books. Some good bills passed, but many others were left on the floor when the House went sine … Read more

Editorial roundup

State treasurer exposes bad deal

Republican Lynn Fitch has had some run-ins with legislative leaders from her own party during her time as Mississippi’s state treasurer.

She blew, for instance, the whistle on the overmarketing and underfunding of the state’s … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 04/20/2016

The Big Problem Of Poverty In Winston County:  Especially Among Our Women & Children

According to the most current U.S. Census demographic statistics published in the 2014 “American Community Survey’s 5-Year Estimates”, 46.8% or almost one half of Winston County’s … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 04/20/2016

House Bill 1523 is a Trojan horse

House Bill 1523 is a law of symbolism, not of substance. It is unnecessary, redundant of religious protections that already exist in federal or state law.… Read more

Editorial Roundup – 04/13/2016

What bill is Bryant reading?
 If you read Gov. Phil Bryant’s explanation for signing House Bill 1523 — the controversial law that, depending on your perspective, either defends religious freedom or encourages discrimination against gays — you have to … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 04/06/2016

Enjoyed article

We enjoyed reading the article about the Great Depression written by  James W. Hunt in last week’s Journal. Mr. Hunt is a very interesting fellow, having lived a long interesting life and has much to share. The  idea … Read more

Update on actions in the House from Rep. Joey Hood of District 35

The majority of House committees met and worked diligently toward the end of last week and up until Tuesday of this week. By Tuesday, deadline day to move all general bills received from the Senate out of committee and onto … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 03/30/2016

Dear Community Member,

The Chamber of Commerce, Winston Strong, the City of Louisville, the City of Noxapater, and the Winston County Board of Supervisors announce the launch of the 2016 Great American Cleanup, Keep Winston Beautiful. Entering its 18th year, … Read more

Rep. Evans update: Senate measures considered by House

 By Rep. Michael Ted Evans, Dist. 45

We finished with the committee deadline of Senate bills moving through the House committees and are now considering those Senate bills in floor debate.  As you may have heard, actions in the House … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 03/30/2016

Money is perverting most of the GOP

A decade or so ago, the Republican Party in Mississippi did an effective job of demonizing the state’s trial lawyers.

They convinced the public that the plaintiffs’ bar was ruining the state with … Read more