CL – 16th Section: Retreat from oversight?

State Rep. Tracy Arinder, D-Morton, makes the same dumb mistake about 16th Section Land as those who think the interests of private leaseholders supercede the interests of schoolchildren who are supposed to benefit from public lands.

Arinder, the legislator who is listed as the principal author of House Bill 1278, argued on the floor of the House on Feb. 10 in reference to leaseholders: “Some of these folks are being driven off their land.”

It’s not “their” land, Rep. Arinder. The land belongs to the schoolchildren of the people you took an oath to serve.

Clarion Ledger
2/21/11