Posts Tagged ‘Phil Bryant’

DAVID DALLAS: Tater don’t need no Common Core

Tate Reeves is going to save education in Mississippi by offering an alternative to Common Core. He has gathered some of the sharpest minds in Mississippi politics to come up with a plan better than the one designed and approved by the bipartisan National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief […] [...]

ROSS REILY: Educating our youth shouldn’t be about scoring political points

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant, Tate Reeves

Helping one of my daughters recently with a book report, I am reminded about what public education should be all about — a proper education for all. The trailblazing Clara Barton, who my daughter has been reading about, had no political motives when she petitioned local leaders in Bordentown, New Jersey about establishing a free […] [...]

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wants Common Core scrapped

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wants to scrap the Common Core academic standards that Mississippi educators have been working to enact since 2010. Reeves, the first-term Republican lieutenant governor, announced at the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute/Capitol press corps luncheon Monday that he wants a task force to be formed during the upcoming 2015 […] [...]

Attorney: Gay marriages should start soon in Mississippi

JACKSON — An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days. A federal judge threw out Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriages earlier this week but gave attorneys for the state about 10 days to appeal his ruling to […] [...]

Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing a $3 million plan to pay for community college for students who earn a technical diploma in high school. Bryant first floated the proposal earlier this month while speaking at Nissan Motor Co. in Canton and repeated it Monday when he made his proposal for the 2015 budget. […] [...]

Prison-contract task force working in wake of Epps’ indictment

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said that he and others on a new task force have already started examining contracts awarded by the Department of Corrections as they evaluate state spending with private prison companies and other vendors. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant created the five-member task force this month after former Corrections […] [...]

Federal appeals court: State’s abortion law is unconstitutional

JACKSON — A federal appeals court said today that it won’t reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional. The decision means the law remains blocked and Mississippi’s only abortion clinic remains open. The law required abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, […] [...]

Three insurers selling in state on health care reform website

JACKSON — Three companies are now selling health insurance in Mississippi through a federal website created under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law. That’s up from two in the state last year. A three-month annual enrollment period started Saturday for consumers seeking coverage through the online marketplace, or health exchange. It’s […] [...]

Bryant’s budget proposal includes income tax cut

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant wants to cut income taxes for low-earning Mississippians as part of his 2016 budget proposal. Bryant, a Republican, said today that he’s seeking a $78.7 million tax cut for families earning less than $50,000 a year. It’s the centerpiece of his spending plan for the 2016 budget year, which begins […] [...]

State lands environmental restoration grants for Coast projects

GULF COAST — Mississippi will spend a $28 million grant on three environmental restoration projects along the Gulf Coast. Gov. Phil Bryant said today that the money is coming from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Environmental Benefit Fund, which was created in 2013 as part of a settlement the U.S Justice Department reached with […] [...]

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