Forrest Hamilton condemns Charter School legislation at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

The annual Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday was supposed to honor two retiring legislators, but sitting state Rep. Forrest Hamilton, R-Olive Branch, stole the show when he condemned charter school legislation in Mississippi.

Hamilton and other DeSoto County House members stood firm against charter school legislation, much to the chagrin of GOP leaders and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, during the legislative session that ended in May.

The legislation ultimately failed when a compromise could not be reached in the final days of the legislative session.

Commercial Appeal
7/11/12