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Special Report, Author at Daily Leader


VMT tax proposal would penalize rural states without substantial public transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stepped strongly toward, then beat a rather hasty retreat from the concept of including a vehicle mile traveled or VMT ... Read more

by Special Report, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:00 am


Democrats’ push for ERA not about empowerment

When President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office, there was a grand celebration by pro-abortion groups. They see the Biden-Harris administration as ... Read more

by Special Report, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:00 am


Texas was McMurtry’s connection to Mississippi’s Morris

The passing of iconic Texas novelist, screenwriter and antiquarian bookseller Larry McMurtry at age 84 on March 25 will mean different things to different fans ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:00 pm


Mississippians with disabilities are ABLE to save

More than one in three Mississippi adults live with some kind of disability, well above the national average of 25%. For many of these families, ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:00 pm


Farmers watch CA pro-union law before court

Despite the fact that Mississippi has not been particularly fertile ground for labor unions seeking new members from new employment sectors, the attention of American ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:00 pm


Open government is key to honest government

When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may ... Read more

by Special Report, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:00 am


Students have alternatives to pay loans

Hidden in the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion spending bill was a small provision that made student loan forgiveness tax free, which insiders believe was a ... Read more

by Special Report, Friday, March 12, 2021 6:00 pm


Don’t use MS money to bailout poorly managed states

This is a principle I know to my core: The federal government does not create wealth, it redistributes it, and in the end, it is ... Read more

by Special Report, Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:00 pm


Brookhaven native sets sights on Princeton

A first-generation college student in Mississippi State’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is receiving a prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute ... Read more

by Special Report, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:00 am


12 students will win scholarships at basketball tourney

“And she dribbles, shoots, and scores — a scholarship!” For 12 lucky students, that will be the announcement they’ll hear over the intercom during the ... Read more

by Special Report, Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:00 pm

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