HARRISON: Gunn, as a member, embraced contentious debate

Former Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, probably wishes his successor – Philip Gunn, R-Clinton – had the same aversion to contentious debate when Gunn was one of the minority leaders in the House.

Gunn, who is in his second year as speaker of the Mississippi House, says he is blocking a vote on Medicaid expansion because it would be a long, contentious debate that the minority Democrats, who support expansion, could not win in the end.

So why go through the agony and the trouble, he asks?

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal