Gunn – Tour not about political speaking, it’s about hear from the people

Topics and ideas ranged from medicaid expansion and charter schools to a statewide smoking ban and a wine tax to fund alcohol dependency programs.

“Here in the state of Mississippi we spend a lot of money on corrections, health, rehabilitation and mental health,” said Charlie Brenner who attended.

From one idea and concern to the next, Gunn says it opens a dialogue that too often gets lost when lawmakers are busy at the capitol.

“This is not political speaking. This is not for the politicians to tell them what they think or what they’re trying to accomplish. It’s to hear from the people. What are your ideas on how to improve Mississippi,” said Gunn.

Once the tour wraps up on Friday, Gunn says all the ideas will be taken into consideration and some just may become the foundation for new legislation.

WLBT
10/8/12