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It was a great day for a fine man and superb public servant, retired District 1 Supervisor Hank Florey, as the current board Monday formally designated their regular meeting place as the "Hank Florey Boardroom." I was proud to be among the many family, friends, officials and well-wishers present for the brief ceremony. Particularly touching were the personal tributes from current board members about how Hank went out of his way to mentor them when they were freshman supervisors still wet behind the ears. Hank was the solid rock of experience on the board as they learned the ropes, and to a man they expressed their deep (and emotional) thanks to this man who loves Lauderdale County so much. Attaboy Hank! ... See MoreSee Less

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Representative Greg Snowden

I had a great time Friday visiting with the wonderful seniors of Lifetime Quest at MCC discussing legislative issues of interest to them. As an added treat, Friday’s “Lunch Bunch” featured a pot luck meal prepared by the Lifetime Quest members. Yum! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you have the interest and the time (it is lengthy), you may view in its entirety the video of Wednesday’s Compact Commission meeting in Washington, D.C., featuring testimony of key fiscal policy staff from the White House and Congress. www.facebook.com/CompactforAmerica/videos ... See MoreSee Less

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I have just concluded a “day trip” to the Nation’s Capital for a formal meeting of the Commission of the Compact for a Balanced Budget, to which I was appointed by Gov. Bryant to serve as Mississippi’s Commissioner. Our meeting was held at the Americans For Tax Reform headquarters. We also had the privilege of visiting beforehand with Congressman Michael Guest at his office on Capitol Hill. Pictured, from left to right, are Chip DeMoss of Texas, Commission Chairman Mead Treadwell of Alaska, Congressman Michael Guest of Mississippi, Speaker Pro Tempore and Commissioner Greg Snowden of Mississippi, and Commissioner Paulette Rakestraw of Georgia. We heard from experts from the White House and Congress on the looming fiscal crisis which threatens the Federal government with possible default on its obligations as early as 2027. The Compact is an Article V solution that will enable States to empower Congress to make structural changes that could actually solve an existential problem which Congresses and Presidents of both parties have through recent years proven totally incapable of addressing effectively in the normal course of business within the Beltway. ... See MoreSee Less

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