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Polly C. Speak
“Big men feeling small / Weak ones standing tall / I will watch them fall / ‘Cause they won’t go when I go” Stevie Wonder, They Won’t Go When I Go After a flurry of committee meetings yesterday, I’m getting back to you midweek (told you I would!) to give you an update on what...
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“Another head hangs lowly / Child is slowly taken / And the violence, caused such silence / Who are we mistaken?” Zombie, The Cranberries This week, let’s focus on the important part of the legislative process where House and Senate chairs of committees and the members of each specified committee look through thousands of bills...
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“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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