In interview with Mississippi Today’s Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison, state Sen. Derrick Simmons of Greenville, the chamber’s Democratic leader, praises bipartisan spirit in state Capitol, though he said differences still exist. Simmons also questions whether rioters at U.S. Capitol would have been handled differently had they been African American.

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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.