Politics at the Neshoba County Fair

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 7:20 PM CDT
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NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Political speakers from the local to state levels met at Founders square to speak during the Neshoba County Fair.

State Sen. Jennifer Branning, state Rep. Bounds, and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann were among the speakers at the pavilion in Founders Square.

They talked about healthcare, infrastructure, and COVID-19 cases in their speeches.

Fair organizers said this is a unique way for the people to listen to the politicians and get to know them in a relaxed environment.

“I think today we are setting the tone for next year’s legislature. We talked about the medical marijuana initiative, tax reform, increasing teacher salaries, a lot of money in education, and a tremendous shift in our business as well as economy to small businesses,” said Hosemann.

“One of the things that are important to me is the public utility chairman of the house rural broadband. Rural broadband it’s becoming essential to the households and our citizens as an electrician. It is a very hard reach to get it out where it needs to go,” said Bounds.

Visit for the schedule of speakers.

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