STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State will host Speaker of the House Philip Gunn on Tuesday, Oct. 8, for a stop on his second "Mississippi Solutions--an Idea Tour."
Gunn will visit MSU's Hunter Henry Center for a 5:30 p.m. town hall-style meeting for community members, legislators and the media. He is once again visiting towns throughout Mississippi in forum-style settings to inspire ideas and solutions among the state's citizens.
During last year's tour, Gunn said people from a variety of backgrounds attended the meetings and "shared some of their biggest concerns and opinions regarding core issues Mississippians grapple with daily."
Gunn said with this year's visits he wants to focus on fixing those problems.
"We hope to collect a lot of good information. However, we expect those who come to these meetings to tell us how they think these problems need to be solved. Let me know how you think your elected officials should be solving the issues that matter the most to you," he said.
Each meeting on the tour will be for one hour, with the tour continuing through the week of Oct. 7. Other north Mississippi towns on the tour include Clarksdale, Olive Branch, Oxford and Corinth.
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