Margie Riley McVay
The good news is that Mississippi under Gov. Phil Bryant has largely stopped investing taxpayer dollars in risky startups.
That push by his predecessor, Haley Barbour, to give state loans to “green” companies was a disaster.
Competition is the lifeblood of success, so it’s good news to finally see some competition in the bidding for statewide landline telecommunication services to state agencies, schools, libraries, universities and other governmental entities.
Although it wasn’t my first assignment, it came early in my days as a newspaper reporter when I was mostly writing obituaries and police news. It’s a chore I never assigned when I later became an editor, nor do I recommend it to today’s bosses.
One of the principle issues of our day is school shootings. Even those who have never been terrorized by a mass murderer have to prepare safety precautions in case it does happen.
It wasn’t a do-nothing session for the Mississippi Legislature, but it was close. The two major items legislative leaders planned to address when they arrived in Jackson in January are, three months later, still unresolved.