• Governor Phil Bryant Comments on 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following comment on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade: “As we reflect on this dark day in American history, I think of the more than 57 million children who have been killed by abortion since this terrible court decision. These children’s lives were cut tragically short, and it saddens […]

    Continue Reading
  • Gov. Phil Bryant Delivers 2015 State of the State Address

    Tax Cuts for Working Mississippians, Workforce Investment, Contract Reform among Highlights JACKSON – In his fourth State of the State address, Gov. Phil Bryant presented his priorities to lawmakers for the 2015 legislative session. Major proposals include an income tax cut for working Mississippians and a $50 million investment in workforce training. “In the three […]

    Continue Reading
  • Gov. Bryant Activates State Disaster Housing Assistance for Tornado Survivors

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant was notified today that President Barack Obama denied Mississippi’s request for FEMA assistance to individuals in Jones and Marion counties who suffered damage from the Dec. 23 severe storms and tornadoes. Gov. Bryant has authorized the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to activate the state’s Temporary Disaster Housing Assistance Program. The National Weather […]

    Continue Reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading
  • 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. […]

    Continue Reading