I’m so old I remember when the Legislature regularly tried to show the Governor who is boss. I moved here when Kirk Fordice was governor and they butted heads. But when Governor Musgrove, the head-butting continued. When Haley Barbour came into office and the Legislature became a Republican super majority, everyone started singing from the same hymnal (and Haley would fund an opponent to beat you if you crossed him.) So this is nostalgic to me. We’ll see if Governor Reeves vetoes the legislation and then can override that veto. Otherwise, he’ll be a backseat driver.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.