Opinions

  • And the budget debate continues

    Published on March 1, 2021 at 10:57am CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Although it may be appropriate to think the healthier state economic and revenue forecast released last Friday might put an end to the Legislative debate over tax increases, the forecast, after all, transformed a $1.27 billion shortfall for the next two-year budget period to a… Read More

  • We’ve spent nearly a full year at home

    Published on March 1, 2021 at 10:56am CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone A year ago today we returned from a trip to see my brother in North Carolina. Mary and I were talking about that recently, and it occurred to me that we had spent nearly a full year at home. And as we talked about it more it dawned on us… Read More

  • Local projects in the planning stages; pleasant budget surprise

    Published on March 1, 2021 at 10:55am CST

    Notes from the Capitol By Rep. Paul Anderson Bids were recently opened for the railroad overpass project north of Glenwood on Highways 29 and 55. Original estimates for the project were around $13 million, but the actual bid came in considerably lower. It’s expected that work will begin this July and run over a two-year period…. Read More