BILL MINOR: Some (bad) things haven’t changed in Mississippi
One hundred and fifty years ago Jones County’s Newt Knight and his frontiersmen battled to get the state to leave the Confederacy. Now, Gov. Phil Bryant is trying to rejoin it....
...Certainly Mississippi’s governance in the past several years – at least since Republicans took over running the show – has not proved it is capable of self government. Instead of modeling itself like the best run and progressive states that know the necessity of raising tax rates on the wealthiest or corporations when necessary to launch or bolster vital state services, we’ve gone the route of the worst run states (Kansas quickly comes to mind) which cut taxes on the most able to pay, and then cut spending on public education and health care.
Posted July 15, 2016 - 11:34 am