• Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, State Capitol “Light It Up Blue” for Autism Awareness

    JACKSON—The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion and the Mississippi State Capitol will “Light it Up Blue” from 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, until 12 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in observance of World Autism Day. Weather permitting, the Mansion and the Capitol will also be lighted from 7 p.m. on April 3 until 12 a.m. […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Calls Special Legislative Session to Address Need for Additional Prosecutors

    Governor Bryant Declares Special Legislative Session JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant today issued a proclamation calling lawmakers into a Special Legislative Session at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, to provide additional full-time assistant district attorneys in districts throughout Mississippi. The special session will be concurrent with the ongoing regular legislative session, which is scheduled to […]

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  • Mississippi Enacts Comprehensive, Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reforms

    House Bill 585 protects public safety, clarify sentencing practices and control corrections costs JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant today signed into law House Bill 585, a comprehensive criminal justice reform package that protects public safety, reigns in corrections costs and restores clarity to Mississippi’s criminal sentencing guidelines. The legislation is the result of a months-long bipartisan effort […]

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  • Governor Bryant Signs Senate Bill 2571

    JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 2571, a measure that includes multiple technical changes for public school districts in Mississippi. The bill includes language to amend state rules regarding withdrawal of school accreditation in A and B-rated districts. Under the new law, students in schools that lose accreditation for any reason other than […]

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  • Governor Bryant Signs TANF Reform Measure into Law

    JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant on Monday signed House Bill 49, a measure which establishes a screening process to help adult applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program who are struggling with substance abuse find treatment resources. “The TANF program is a safety net for families in need, and adding this screening process will aid […]

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  • Mississippi House Passes Funding for Trooper School

    JACKSON—The Mississippi House today unanimously adopted an appropriations bill for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety that includes $6.9 million to conduct a trooper school as requested by Governor Phil Bryant in his Fiscal Year 2015 Executive Budget Recommendation. The bill now awaits action by the Mississippi Senate. Mississippi is approximately 150 troopers short, with […]

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  • 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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