State lawmakers are trying to force Mississippi's universities to fly the state flag.

Many have quit flying it due to controversy over the confederate emblem. But State Representative William Shirley is leading an attempt to punish the schools financially, if they don't agree to fly the flag on their campuses.  He believes if a university accepts state money, they should fly the state flag regardless of its Confederate symbol.  The House has rejected his amendments, but Shirley managed to temporary block the release of legislative funding.

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