Polly C. Speak
“The road out of poverty runs by the schoolhouse”  – Former Mississippi Governor William Winter   We could use several of Beyoncé’s most popular song titles to describe the themes for this week’s update: “Irreplaceable,” “Drunk in Love,” “Déjà Vu,” You choose. Ideally, the comparison would end there. Beyoncé is an entertainer who’s paid handsomely...
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I don’t know all of you yet, but I love you. You know this because I worked on Martin Luther King Day. It’s a holiday Mississippi only began recognizing because a Black legislator recommended adding it to an already established state holiday—Robert E. Lee Day—since it wouldn’t cost the state any additional money. (It was...
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It’s the most wonderful time of the yearrr! … Wait. The holidays are over, and we have entered a new year. If you identify as a Mississippi politico, advocate, special interest watchdog, lobbyist or concerned citizen, the new year signifies the commencement of the Mississippi Legislative session. Time to buckle up, thicken your skin, play...
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