Mississippi lawmakers patched a hole last week in the state budget, but their financial headaches — some of them self-created — won’t end there.
Delbert Hosemann is back at work, trying to convince the Mississippi Legislature that there is still much work to be done to bring Mississippi’s voting procedures into the 21st century while also taking steps to reduce the potential for fraud or dirty tricks.
Emily Wagster Pettus is a keen observer of the Mississippi Legislature, which she helps cover for the Associated Press in Jackson, so she’s probably correct in predicting that state lawmakers will work themselves into a lather in a few weeks.
Given that the Kemper power plant is $6.7 billion and counting, it seems odd that Mississippi Power, along with Entergy, would be lowering some of its electricity rates.
Around this time of year we try to remind our readers about the value of shopping with hometown merchants.
As late as Mississippi’s test scores are scheduled to be released this year, they probably won’t be much help in correcting problems in public schools where the performance is poor.