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The Other Side: Mississippi Today’s Political Podcast

Dec 26, 2022

Bo Eaton of Taylorsville says he still has the swizzle stick that he drew after his tie election with Mark Tullos of Raleigh in their 2015 bid for the House District 97 post. Eaton drew the winning stick in the unusual process that is spelled out in state law to decide tie elections, but the Republican majority...

Dec 19, 2022

Rep. Trey Lamar, who plays a pivotal role in setting tax policy as chair of the Ways and Means Committee, tells Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender that he would prefer eliminating the income tax instead of providing a tax rebate during 2023 session.

Dec 12, 2022

Mississippi Today political reporter Bobby Harrison talks to House Constitution Chair Fred Shanks, R-Brandon, about the state’s initiative process and why the Rankin County lawmaker is optimistic that legislation will pass during the 2023 session to revive it. Shanks also weighs in on other issues, saying the...

Dec 5, 2022

Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison reminisces with former Mississippi political reporter Mac Gordon about covering outspoken former Gov. Kirk Fordice and other political figures from state’s past. Gordon, who now lives in Georgia, also talks about the current Senate race in the Peach State involving former...

Nov 28, 2022

Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau and Geoff Pender analyze Speaker of the House Philip Gunn's decision to step down and not seek reelection to the House. Among topics they discuss: What will this decision mean for the 2023 legislative session, what is Gunn's legacy, who may replace him, and what will he do next?