Political Speaking Begins at Neshoba County Fair

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Philadelphia, Miss. Mississippi politicians stuck to familiar themes during this non-election year at the Neshoba County Fair. Wednesday was the first of two days for speeches.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he has fought to reduce the state's long-term debt and has pushed for charter schools and gun rights.

Attorney General Jim Hood says his office has collected more than $700 million the past 9.5 years from "corporations that have cheated the state."

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says his office recovered $19 million in misspent public money this past year, a single-year record.

More political speeches are scheduled for Thursday, including Gov. Phil Bryant.

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