No penalty for Mississippi universities for furling state flag

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem….

…The House rejected the amendment with no debate; 52 members voted for for it and 65 voted against it.

All black representatives who were present rejected the amendment, as did many whites, including Republican Speaker Philip Gunn of Clinton.

Clarion Ledger
2/21/17