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And there’s Mississippi

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

While Mississippi seemingly shocked the nation with its rejection of Amendment 26 or the Personhood Amendment in the November state elections–the debate over life continues here in Mississippi and states like California. Mississippi fighting for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but how best to achieve this is up for grabs and much debate. In this season of thanksgiving and joy, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee ponders on how best to continue services without compromising integrity. As Governor-elect Phil Bryant prepares for office, the challenges abound, and yet, these challenges are nothing different or unique to just Mississippi.

So, as we look and maneuver ever closer to the new year, and there’s Mississippi trying to figure out how to pay for elementary and secondary education and community colleges, Medicaid, mental health, and its retirees. But perhaps above all, Mississippi has to redistrict, perhaps the greatest challenge of this upcoming session. And there’s Mississippi once again trying to figure things out, figuring things out as we are in the midst of a national Tea Party revolution, figuring things out under a tight economy, figuring things out…just like any other state in the union.

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