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Mississippians Anticipate Being Heard During Speaker Philip Gunn’s MS Solutions—An Ideas Tour

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From the number of responses Speaker of the House Philip Gunn’s office has received, Mississippians are looking forward to being heard during the upcoming MS Solutions—An Ideas Tour. The circuit of meetings kicks off Monday, October 7, at the Clinton Municipal Court in Clinton at 8 a.m.

For the second year in a row, Speaker Gunn is hosting the Tour, which is a non-partisan town hall style series of meetings. Mississippi Solutions—an Ideas Tour is a forum for all Legislators, citizens and the press to attend. People are encouraged to bring ideas for solutions they have on issues affecting Mississippi.  Ideas may also be submitted through the Speaker’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

“We can tell Mississippians are looking forward to the Legislature coming to them again based on the communications we have received,” said Speaker Gunn. “Mississippians are invested in their state and its future. Our hope is that through these stops we can incorporate their voices into the solutions we lawmakers work on each session.”

Speaker Gunn visited nine cities in Mississippi during his inaugural Ideas Tour last year.  This year, he is visiting 10 different cities.

“I want to make sure we reach out to different areas so that people in communities across the state have the opportunity to attend a meeting,” he said. “Not everyone can make it to Jackson when we are in Session. We are elected by the people. It is only fair, we go to them.”

Each meeting will last one hour.

Monday, October 7

8:00 a.m.—Clinton, Clinton Municipal Court        

Address: 305 Monroe Street, Clinton, 39056

1:00 p.m.—Clarksdale, City Council Chambers

Address: 121 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, 38614

5:30 p.m.—Olive Branch, Municipal Court building (behind City Hall)

Address: 6900 Highland St., Olive Branch, 38654

Tuesday, October 8

9:00 a.m.—Oxford, Oxford Conference Center

Address: 102 Ed Perry Blvd., Oxford, MS, 38655

1:00 p.m.—Corinth, City Hall

Address: 300 Childs Street, Corinth, 38834

5:30 p.m.—Starkville, Hunter Henry Center, Mississippi State University (MSU)

Address: 1 Hunter Henry Blvd., MSU, 39762

Wednesday, October 9

9:00 a.m.—Vicksburg, Vicksburg Convention Center, Meeting Room 1

Address: 1600 Mulberry Street, Vicksburg, 39183

5:30 p.m. Natchez, Natchez Convention Center, Room TBD

Address: 211 Main Street, Natchez, 39120

Thursday, October 10

8:00 a.m.—Laurel, Train Depot

Address: 230 North Maple St., Laurel

1:00 p.m.—Pascagoula, The Grand Magnolia

Address: 3604 Magnolia Street, Pascagoula, 39567

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