• Opportunity Mississippi: Governor Phil Bryant’s Strategic Plan

    Governor Bryant Releases Statewide Strategic Plan as Part of Push for Performance-Based Budgeting Governor Phil Bryant_Opportunity Mississippi JACKSON—A longtime advocate of accountable, performance-based budgeting, Gov. Phil Bryant today released Opportunity Mississippi¬, a statewide strategic plan that outlines the governor’s goals for Mississippi and his administration’s progress toward them. A statewide strategic plan is a critical […]

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  • Gov. Phil Bryant Unveils Education Reform Agenda

    Literacy Skills, Teacher Quality and School Choice among Key Focus Areas BRANDON, Miss.—Surrounded by students, teachers and school leaders, Gov. Phil Bryant today unveiled his plan for creating meaningful improvement in Mississippi’s public education system. Bryant worked closely with a cross section of education leaders and researchers to develop the platform, “Framing Mississippi’s Future: An […]

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  • BRYANT RELEASES BUDGET RECOMMENDATION FOR COMING FISCAL YEAR

    Provides Tax Relief to Small Businesses, Prioritizes Spending, Bolsters Savings, No Tax or Fee Increases JACKSON – Presenting his second Executive Budget Recommendation as governor, Phil Bryant provided a balanced budget plan for the state that also provides tax relief to more than 1,700 small businesses throughout Mississippi. Bryant’s budget calls for changes to the […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Seeks Medical School Expansion, 1,000 New Physicians

    BILOXI, Miss.–Expanding the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and adding 1,000 physicians to the state’s workforce are part of Gov. Phil Bryant’s vision for strengthening Mississippi’s economy by investing in health care. During a three-stop tour today where he outlined his vision for growing the state’s health care economy and unveiled the findings of […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Column: The Truths about ObamaCare in Mississippi

    A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or more commonly called ObamaCare, has left many people asking what’s next – and what does it mean here in Mississippi. While some people say ObamaCare will come as an economic boost with “free” money, the reality is simple: […]

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  • Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Senior Advisor To Meet With Lawmakers On Performance-Based Budgeting

    JACKSON– A top adviser to Texas governor Rick Perry will meet with budget committees of the state House and Senate, presenting members with Texas’ performance-based budgeting system. Gov. Phil Bryant requested Mike Morrisey testify to Mississippi lawmakers because Texas has a well functioning performance-based budget system that can serve as a model for Mississippi reforms. […]

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  • Small Business: A Cornerstone of Mississippi’s Economy

    Small businesses are critical to Mississippi’s economy. Many people you know work at a small business or shop at one, and in Mississippi, 97 percent of employers are small businesses. More than half of all non-government workers in our state are employed by a small business. As Governor and as a true conservative, I am […]

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  • Mississippi’s Budget: A Broken System

    Mississippi’s budget is broken and must be fixed. For too long, our state’s budget process has been wrongfully based on two factors: how much money did we spend on that item last year, and who do you know at the Capitol. We can change our future by changing the way we spend our money. Mississippi’s […]

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  • Bryant Commends House For Passage Of Bill That Protects Children

    JACKSON—The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday that protects children who may be victims of sexual abuse or forced abortion. Held Thursday evening on a procedural motion, House members approved the final measure Friday morning. House Bill 16, also known as the Child Protection Act, requires mandatory reporting of alleged or suspected sexual abuse and […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Gives His First State Of The State Address

    JACKSON – An aggressive education agenda, state budget improvements, and making Mississippi the most job friendly state in the nation were among the key principles stressed by Gov. Phil Bryant at his first State of the State Address on Tuesday. “We have begun implementing a plan that will help grow Mississippi’s economy and send our […]

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