• Bill to Provide Help to Special Needs Students Heads to Governor

    JACKSON—During his January 2015 State of the State Address, Gov. Phil Bryant called on the Mississippi Legislature to pass the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act (Senate Bill 2695), a measure that creates a pilot program to provide special needs students with scholarships to pay for educational expenses. The Mississippi Senate today concurred with […]

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  • Timber Company Pro South Expanding Operations in Prentiss County, Miss.

    JACKSON—Officials from Pro South announce the company is expanding its operations by adding a sawmill at its location near Booneville, Miss., in Prentiss County. The project represents a $2.75 million company investment and will create 57 new jobs.  Pro South is involved in several sectors of the timber industry. In addition to the company’s logging, […]

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  • Gov. Bryant, USDA Announce $20.5 Million Workforce Training Grant

    JACKSON—At a press conference this morning, Gov. Phil Bryant and United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Southeast Regional Administrator Robin Bailey Jr. announced Mississippi has received a $20.5 million grant from USDA to conduct a three-year pilot program to match SNAP recipients with workforce training and job opportunities.  The Mississippi Department of […]

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  • Governor Bryant Signs Measure to Lower Cost of College Tuition for Veterans

    JACKSON—Gov. Bryant has signed into law a measure to lower the cost of college tuition for military veterans and their eligible spouses and dependents. Senate Bill 2127, authored by Sen. Perry Lee, passed the Mississippi House and Senate unanimously and waives out-of-state tuition for veterans, active duty military, the National Guard or Reserve forces who […]

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  • House Democrat Leadership Blocks Tax Relief for Mississippians

    JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant issues the following comment on House Bill 1629: “It is a shame that the liberal Democrat leadership in the House has voted today to keep unnecessary taxes on small businesses and corporations in Mississippi and to prevent hardworking taxpayers from keeping a portion of their own money. I appreciate the conservative leadership […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Sets Special Election Date for House District 45

    JACKSON— Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a Writ of Election, setting May 5 as the special election date to fill the House seat left vacant in District 45 due to the resignation of Rep. Bennett Malone. The qualifying deadline for candidates is April 6. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast in […]

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  • State Offices Affected by Winter Weather to Remain Closed

    JACKSON— After consulting with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other emergency officials and in the interest of public safety, Gov. Phil Bryant has directed state offices affected by winter weather to remain closed today. So government can continue to function, state agency directors should exercise discretion in having essential personnel report to work. The […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Delays Opening of Some State Offices Due to Potential Effects of Winter Weather

    JACKSON—After consulting with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other emergency officials, Gov. Phil Bryant has delayed opening of state offices in areas affected by winter weather, including the Jackson Capitol Complex, until noon today. State agency directors have discretion to bring in essential personnel and should notify those employees who need to report to […]

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  • Governor Bryant Issues State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Weather

    March 4 Winter Storm JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency ahead of the winter storm that is forecast to affect portions of north Mississippi late this afternoon and central parts of the state overnight into Thursday. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use of additional state resources […]

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  • Governor Bryant Thanks Senate for Passing Iran Divestment Act

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant thanks the Mississippi Senate for passing the Iran Divestment Act. The measure cleared the full Senate today. “I thank the Mississippi Senate for voting today to oppose doing business with a nation whose government is a serious threat to the United States and to our closest ally, Israel. The Legislature may continue […]

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