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By Rod Guajardo and Bobby Harrison Daily Journal TUPELO – Distinct policy differences exist between Republican Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Democrat Walter Zinn of Pontotoc – the two candidates who survived the May 12 special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat and who will be in a runoff Tuesday. The two are […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Campaign contributions started to increase for District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo after he advanced to the runoff in the special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat. Recent online filings with the Federal Election Commission show that after Kelly finished second in the May 12 […]

It is obvious that this year’s state elections will be dominated by education funding. Democrats claim the Republican leadership has resisted efforts to fully fund public education to the detriment of local school districts and the state as a whole. Republicans claim Democrats are playing partisan politics with education. Of course, they are. Republicans are, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The two June 2 runoff candidates in the 1st District U.S. House special election – Walter Zinn and Trent Kelly – have at least one thing in common. Both say they are humbled to have survived from the field of 13 who originally sought to fill […]

Every year Haley Barbour was governor, he proposed far less in spending on education than the amount that finally was approved by the Legislature and that he signed into law. If the then-governor had had his way, education would have been underfunded under the formula in the Mississippi Adequate Education Program far more than the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Tupelo will be the site of one of the eight public hearings scheduled to provide information on the education funding initiatives on the November ballot. The hearing in Tupelo will start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Link Centre. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, whose […]

JACKSON – The most watched election this November may not be for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general or any other statewide office, but for or against the citizen-sponsored Initiative 42. Based on campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State’s office, the sponsors of the initiative, the grassroots 42 for Better Schools, previously known […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Geoffrey Yoste of Oxford confirmed Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Yoste was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert in the August Republican primary. Yoste, who has worked on the staffs of former […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mike Armour, director of the Mississippi office of the Appalachian Regional Commission, confirmed Wednesday he is withdrawing from the state Senate District 6 contest. Armour, a Tupelo Republican, had qualified for the contest after state Sen. District 6 incumbent Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo, entered the special election […]

Tea Party-related groups looking to place a term limits proposal on the election ballot will be fighting against historical trends in the state. First of all, it is difficult to garner the signatures needed to place a citizen-sponsored initiative on the ballot. Of the first 48 initiatives introduced, only six have made the ballot. And […]