When Mississippi’s legislative leaders brag about holding the line on spending, as they did following this year’s session, what they fail to say is that their supposed frugality often is no more than passing some of the costs on to someone else.
Dak Prescott may have done Tony Romo a favor. By supplanting the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback with a sensational rookie year, the Mississippi State product forced the veteran to consider other career options.
If Senate Democrats filibuster to try to keep Neil Gorsuch off the U.S. Supreme Court, the Republican majority would be justified in changing Senate rules so he can be confirmed with a simple majority instead of the 60-vote threshold.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who blocked an effort to raise money for repairing Mississippi roads and bridges though an Internet tax, thinks it’s no coincidence that federal inspectors recently closed more than 100 bridges in the state as unsafe.