• Mississippi Reaches Landmark Agreement in BP Oil Spill Disaster Case

    BILOXI—Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood announced today in Biloxi that Mississippi has reached an agreement in principle with BP to settle claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The settlement will bring approximately $1.5 billion in additional relief to Mississippi over the next 17 years. Combined with $659 million in early […]

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  • Next Gear Solutions Expanding in Oxford, Miss.

    JACKSON— Officials from Next Gear Solutions, provider of management software for the restoration industry, announce the company is expanding its customer service operations in Oxford, Miss. The project represents a corporate investment of $58,800 and will create 60 new jobs. “Mississippi’s economy continues to grow and our economic development efforts continue to yield success. Small […]

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  • Task Force on MDOC Contracting and Procurement Issues Recommendations

    Last November, I created a task force to take a hard look at contracting procedures within the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Task force members have worked diligently and transparently for many months to make recommendations for improvements, and I thank all of the members for their efforts and their service to the state. This report […]

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  • Governor Bryant Issues Statement on Supreme Court Obergefell Decision

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell et al v. Hodges et al: “Throughout history, states have had the authority to regulate marriage within their borders. Today, a federal court has usurped that right to self-governance and has mandated that states must comply with federal marriage standards—standards […]

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  • Governor Bryant Issues Statement on Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell: “Today’s decision does not change the fact that Obamacare is a socialist takeover of health care forced down the throats of the American people without proper review, and it does not slow the massive and unprecedented transfer of […]

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  • United Furniture Industries Locating Distribution Operations in Wren, Miss.

    Jackson, Miss. — Officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer United Furniture Industries announce the company is locating distribution operations in the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren, Miss. The project will create 50 new jobs at the Wren location, as well as 50 new manufacturing jobs throughout United Furniture’s Amory, Nettleton, and Okolona, Miss., facilities. […]

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  • Milwaukee Tool Announces Expansion in Greenwood, Miss.

    Jackson, Miss. — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Milwaukee Tool announced today the company is expanding its operations in Greenwood, Miss. The project represents a corporate investment of $16.8 million, and the creation of 126 new jobs, of which 105 have been filled. This brings the total number employed by the company in Greenwood […]

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  • Fourth Annual Gov. Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health Set for June 18

    JACKSON—Area runners are getting ready for the fourth annual Governor Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health, set for next Thursday, June 18. Proceeds will benefit Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. Event sponsors include Magnolia Health, AT&T, SuperTalk Mississippi, Coca-Cola and the Mississippi Hospital Association. “This is our fourth run benefiting Blair E Batson Children’s Hospital […]

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  • H.M. Richards Launching Major Expansion in Guntown, Miss.

    GUNTOWN, Miss.—Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer H.M. Richards announced today the company is expanding operations at its location in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Guntown, Miss., in Lee County. The project represents a corporate investment of $8 million and will create 500 jobs. H.M. Richards currently has […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Appoints John Weddle as District Attorney for 1st Circuit Court District

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed John Weddle as District Attorney for the 1st Circuit Court District. The district includes Alcorn, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties. Weddle will fill the unexpired term of Trent Kelly, who was recently elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. “I am very pleased to appoint John to […]

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