Monthly Archives: January 2012

Reeves and Gunn Embrace Democrats

Republican leaders Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn have reached out to Democrats, naming several to head legislative committees. Reeves named Democrats to head 18 of the Senate’s 40 committees. Gunn named Democrats to head … Continue reading

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Governor’s Pardons Erupt This Time

In 2008, after his first term, Governor Haley Barbour quietly granted clemency to five convicted murderers. All five participated in a long-established prison trusty program at the Governor’s Mansion. Oh, there was some push back in the Legislature. Two bills … Continue reading

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Barksdale Appointment Bryant’s First Home Run

Incoming Governor Phil Bryant slammed a lead off “home run” before taking office. That’s what Bryant called his pending appointment of Jim Barksdale as interim boss of the Mississippi Development Authority. And, he’s right. Barksdale’s got the right stuff to … Continue reading

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Barbour Drops “Gifts” on Republican Leaders

With the New Year come a new Republican Governor, Republican Lieutenant Governor, and Republican Speaker of the House, new Republican committee chairpersons, new or bigger Republican legislative majorities, and many new Republican legislators. As they celebrate, eh, I mean buckle … Continue reading

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