• Mississippi Legislature Votes to Adopt “Right on Crime” Criminal Justice Reform Measures

    JACKSON—House Bill 585, Mississippi’s package of criminal justice reform measures, has passed the Mississippi House and Mississippi Senate and should soon come to Gov. Phil Bryant for review. The reforms were developed over several months as the result of a bipartisan task force effort that included consultation with the Public Safety Performance Project of The […]

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  • Mississippi Legislature Adopts TANF Reform Measure

    JACKSON—The Mississippi Legislature has adopted House Bill 49, a measure which will establish a screening process to help adult applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program who are struggling with substance abuse find treatment resources. Both the House and Senate have passed the measure, and it should now head to Gov. Phil Bryant […]

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  • Mississippi’s Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since November 2008

    JACKSON—Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released today by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security show that Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2014 was 7.5 percent—the lowest the state has seen since November 2008, when the rate was also 7.5 percent. The unemployment rate in Mississippi has fallen by 2.2 percentage points under Governor […]

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  • Delta Furniture Company Expanding Operations in Pontotoc

    PONTOTOC, Miss.—Upholstered living room furniture manufacturer Delta Furniture Company announces the company is expanding operations at its Pontotoc, Miss., facility to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $520,000 corporate investment and will create 50 new jobs. “This year marks Delta Furniture’s fifth year of successful operations in Pontotoc, and this is the […]

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  • Gov. Bryant eVideo #27

    Gov. Phil Bryant hosted state and local law enforcement officials, district attorneys and judges from around the state at a public safety summit. “Public safety is one of the top priorities of government, and the 2014 legislative session will focus on making Mississippi’s communities safer and its public safety functions more efficient. This summit provided […]

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  • Gov. Bryant eVideo #26

    Mississippi’s recent achievements are being noticed around the world. Just this past week Area Development Magazine rated Mississippi #9 For Top States Doing Business stating, “Mississippi is on an economic roll”. Gov. Bryant is proud of the progress we are making, and in this eVideo update Gov. Bryant speaks about our business-friendly climate that attracts […]

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  • Gov. Bryant eVideo #25

    Gov. Phil Bryant described Mississippi’s growing economic success and the state’s progress in education reform at the Neshoba County Fair this past week, where he addressed fairgoers for the second time since serving as governor. Gov. Bryant also took the opportunity to announce a grant that will benefit the state’s National Board Certified Teacher Program. […]

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  • Gov. Phil Bryant eVideo #24

    Gov. Phil Bryant discusses in this eVideo why Mississippi is a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity, including the state’s recent top 10 rating for economic outlook in the nation. In addition, Mississippi’s economy grew 2.4 percent last year. Get the full scoop in this eVideo.

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  • Gov. Phil Bryant eVideo #23

    Coming to you from West Point, Miss.,the new home of Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) first U.S. facility to be built from the ground up, Governor Bryant discusses what this means to Mississippi. Yokohama will invest $300 million in the initial project phase, with future expansions potentially increasing the company’s investment to more than $1 billion. […]

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  • Governor Bryant Signs Education Reform Bills into Law eNews Update #22

    Last year, Gov. Phil Bryant announced his plans for education reform at Northwest Rankin High School. One year later, he returns to the Rankin County School to sign “Education Works” legislation into law. The legislation included four bills that will create charter schools, give incentives to Mississippi students who pledge to teach in state, target […]

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