Gunn: Flag opinion has not changed

NESHOBA COUNTY — A little more than a dozen people waving Mississippi’s state flag were ready Thursday when House Speaker Philip stepped to the podium under the Founders Square pavilion at the Neshoba County Fair.

So was he.

“I see the Philip Gunn fan club is here,” the Clinton Republican said in his opening. “Thank y’all for coming. Some agree with me and some don’t and that’s fine.”…

…That proves Republicans aren’t the education money misers they’re made out to be, Gunn said. “Don’t be fooled by people who would tell you otherwise,” he said.

That was a screamer across the bow of supporters of Initiative 42, a ballot initiative voters will address in November that seeks to constitutionally mandate the full funding of Mississippi’s adequate education formula.