Time for Legislature to ease into 21st century

The tagline for the movie “2010” was: “The year we make contact.” That wouldn’t be a bad slogan for the 2010 session of the Mississippi Legislature.

A decade into the 21st century, members of the Legislature are still not as savvy as they should be in keeping in contact with their constituents.

E-mail seems to be nothing more than a nuisance to some lawmakers. To see what a powerful resource it could be, they have only to look at how officials such as Gov. Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant regularly employ this technology.

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