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Thurs, March 14: School Funding

Air date 03/14/13

1 - Mississippi lawmakers are taking new steps to change how the state decides how much to spend on K-12 education. M-P-B's Jeffrey Hess reports the state senate has approved two changes to the Mississippi Adequate Education Formula.

2 - As the legislative session comes closer to its end, debate intensifies on the key issues. Some bills pass, some bills don't. Yesterday Governor Phil Bryant weighed-in on several of the key issues of this session.  Governor Bryant continues to criticize the possibility of Medicaid expansion and discusses his feelings on a variety of issues.
 
3 - A bill passed by the Legislature and already signed by Governor Phil Bryant will prevent members of the public from getting the names of Mississippians who hold permits to carry concealed weapons in public. Charlie Mitchell is Assistant Dean of the Meek School of Journalism at the University of Mississippi. He's also president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information. He says transparency is important in a democratic society, because it guarantees the public access to their government.
 
4 - As the long-time sports editor of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, author David Wesley Williams is well aware of the musical heritage of that city and its connection to the Mississippi Delta. In his new book, Long Gone Daddies, Williams tells the story of three generations of itinerant musicians, all in love with the same guitar.  He spoke with MPB's Ezra Wall.


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