Regional unity key in upcoming term

Turnover in legislative representation is not unusual, and despite perceptions to the contrary, the election of 11 new senators and representatives to serve Northeast Mississippi in the coming four-year term counties is not unprecedented.

Whenever legislative turnover is substantial the shared regional interests – especially related to economic development and public education – bear revisiting.

In January, because of voters’ decisions, retirements and partisan realignment, legislative influence will shift to central Mississippi and away from Northeast Mississippi.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
12/21/11