Lt. Governor Candidate Hoseman Visits Greenwood

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GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s secretary of state is running for lieutenant governor. Republican Delbert Hosemann says he wants to reduce the number of boards and commissions and make state government more responsive to the public. Hosemann is an attorney who grew up in Vicksburg. At a campaign stop in Greenwood on Friday Hoseman criticized Greenwood Leflore hospital calling it a problem that the local board kicked people out of a meeting who were critical of a decision not to accept help from the University of Mississippi Medical Center a few months ago by shutting the doors and going into closed session. Hoseman told the crowd of a few dozen people who had gathered at Upchurch Plumbing that the state shouldn’t subsidize inefficient hospitals, noting that North Sunflower Medical in Ruleville seems to be running smoothly. The 71-year-old also said he’d allow a vote on increasing the state’s fuel tax which most people support to help repair roads and bridges. Something gubernatorial candidate Tate Reed has been firmly against. Mississippi has not raised the fuel tax since 1984. Democrat state Representative Jay Hughes, an Oxford attorney, is also running for lieutenant governor.

 


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