The odds against a Mississippi lottery are still long, but they may be improving.
The Mississippi House passed two amendments last year that would have allowed for a state lottery. It could be poised to take similar action this year. The question is whether or not Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn would support such a plan.
Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (9:51) joins Derek and Brad on today’s episode to provide insight and context on the debate and what might happen next.
Also on today’s episode, M. Scott Morris (17:19) discusses his recent feature story on Aberdeen’s Stevens Auction Company. Dwight Stevens turned a love for antiques into his own business and holds four auctions a year in Aberdeen –including one last Saturday. He prides himself on being selective with his wares and said the internet allows him to compete nationally.
Meanwhile, chief photographer Thomas Wells (25:38) discusses his photo essay on Russell Stafford’s T-shirt screen printing business.
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