RELEASE: Speaker Philip Gunn to Host Third Mississippi Solutions—an Ideas Tour

Jackson, MS—For the third year in a row, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn will host a series of non-partisan town hall meetings around Mississippi for his MS Solutions—an Ideas Tour. Speaker Gunn will make various stops around the state during the week of September 22, 2014.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide a local forum for citizens to share ideas they may have for improving Mississippi. While Speaker Gunn encourages Mississippians to share any suggestions they may have, he also encourages them to provide possible solutions for their concerns.

“Through the years, people have shared their concerns and opinions regarding issues we all care about: jobs, healthcare, education,” said Speaker Gunn. “This year, I anticipate people again echoing those sentiments, but I do hope they will also present ideas as to how your elected officials should work toward solving those issues that matter the most to you.

“Mississippians have responded enthusiastically the last two years that we have held MS Solutions—An Ideas Tour,” said Speaker Gunn. “The meetings provide an outlet for us to hear from Mississippians all over the State. Not everyone has the opportunity to come to Jackson and meet with elected officials. So, we essentially bring the Legislature to the people.”

Each meeting lasts one hour and is open to the public and media.

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Monday, September 22

8:00 a.m.—Ridgeland, Ridgeland City Hall

Address: 304 U.S. 51, Ridgeland, MS, 39157

11:30 a.m.—Pearl, Old Pearl High School

Address: 2420 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, 39208

Tuesday, September 23

9:00 a.m.—Cleveland, Cleveland City Hall

Address: 100 North Street, Cleveland, MS, 38732

1:00 p.m.—Senatobia, Haraway Center, NWCC Room 104

Address: 4975 Hwy. 51 N., Senatobia, 38668

Wednesday, September 24

9:00 a.m.—Tupelo, Tupelo City Hall, City Council Chambers, Second Floor

Address: 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, 38804

1:00 p.m.—Louisville, Louisville City Hall

Address: 200 South Church Avenue, Louisville, 39339

Thursday, September 25

9:00 a.m.—McComb, Golden Corral conference room

Address: 200 Anna Drive, McComb, MS, 39648

1:00 p.m.—Picayune, City Council Chambers

Address: 203 Goodyear Boulevard, Picayune, 39466

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