There isn’t any doubt that one of the newest residents of Mississippi will be the highest paid public employee in the state come next year.
I’m referring of course to Lane Kiffin, the new head football coach at Ole Miss.
Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg and Mississippi policy makers are poles apart philosophically, but they have one thing in common.
They don’t mind taxing the poor, although it is for different reasons.
I suppose it would be ridiculous to imply that LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron has more political influence in Louisiana than President Donald Trump.
But it’s worth noting that Orgeron, not Trump, was on the winning side of the Louisiana governor’s race Saturday.
I’ll miss Steve Holland in the Legislature.
I’ve never lived in his Northeast Mississippi legislative district, and, to my recollection, never even met the man. But I’ve enjoyed his colorful quotes over the years, and most of the time I agreed with how he voted.
The furor over the way the University of Mississippi’s new chancellor was hired could ignite renewed efforts to take away some of the power the Institutions of Higher Learning Board has over Mississippi’s eight public universities.
But it’s easier to contemplate than consummate.