The Mississippi Legislature opened its 2017 session on Tuesday. And it got to work on its first day, looking at a pair of issues involving school district superintendents.
Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (9:46) joins Brad and guest co-host Emma Kent on today’s episode to talk about the legislature’s opening day and about what to expect this year. Other key issues include campaign finance reform, passing a budget and changing the school funding formula. Brad and Bobby also talk about whether a state lottery could be on the horizon.
Meanwhile, Lee County voters may be asked to decide on a multi-million dollar bond issue later this year, and Daily Journal reporter William Moore (20:16) joins us to discuss it. Lee County’s Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday and talked about upcoming goals. That could include proposing a bond to fund both road improvements and a new jail. Plus, supervisors need to determine the fate of the Lee County Agri-Center.
And food editor Ginna Parsons (28:00) has the highlights of this week’s food section. Ginna recently interviewed Ripley’s Robin Chapman, whose Mississippi Roast was the most popular recipe in the New York Times in 2016. Ginna also talks about parmesan roasted zucchini and tips for eating healthy in 2017.