U.S. Rep. Nunnelee holds town hall meeting in Olive Branch

A friendly crowd questioned U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee about spending, taxes, sequestration, the tax code and health care at a Thursday night town hall meeting.

Held at the Olive Branch Municipal Courthouse, the meeting attracted people from all over the region. It was a standing-room-only event to hear the Republican who represents the First District of Mississippi in Washington.

David Taylor, manager of the Olive Branch airport, was one of the first to address the congressman. Taylor asked for his support as the control tower at the busiest airport in Mississippi goes under the sequestration knife.

That led Nunnelee to criticize the way federal departments handled sequestration, or automatic spending cuts, with no long-term planning, he said.

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