• Governor Phil Bryant Comments on the Passing of Judge Dan Fairly

    JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant issues the following statement on the passing of Judge Dan Fairly: “Deborah and I are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Judge Fairly. I have known him for many years during my time living in Rankin County. Deborah and I are praying for his family.” ###

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Comments on 2015 Legislative Session

    State Contract Reforms, Help for Special Needs Students and Second Amendment Protections among Priorities JACKSON—Lawmakers this session responded to Gov. Phil Bryant’s call for increased government accountability by sending him a measure to tighten controls on state contracting procedures. The Legislature also heeded the governor’s State of the State Address and voted to send the […]

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  • Southern Motion Expanding Operations in Baldwyn, Miss.

    JACKSON, Miss. — Reclining furniture manufacturer Southern Motion is expanding operations at its facility in Baldwyn, Miss., to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 60 jobs over the next 12 months. This expansion will bring employment at the facility to 235. Southern Motion also has operations […]

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  • Three Confirmed to Mississippi Gaming Commission

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Tom Gresham of Indianola, Jerry L. Griffith, Sr. of Gulfport and Al Hopkins of Gulfport to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Their appointments have been confirmed by the Mississippi Senate. Mr. Gresham will represent the Mississippi Delta Region. His term will begin Oct. 1, 2015 and will expire Sept. 30, 2019. […]

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  • 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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