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A promise not a threat: Bryant orders BCBS to reinstate 10 hospitals

October 22, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant late Tuesday afternoon followed through on an earlier threat against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi by issuing an executive order requiring that the BCBS reinstate 10 Health Management Association hospitals as in-network providers. The order demands the reinstatement for approximately 60 days until an investigation of  BCBS’s […]

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UPDATE: Bryant vows ‘not to yield’ to Army’s plan to close USM’s ROTC program

October 11, 2013

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has vowed to fight Obamacare to the bending end. Now he’s got a new federal opponent – the U.S. Army. The Army’s recommendation to close the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Southern Mississippi as part of a consolidation strategy led Bryant to visit the campus Friday […]

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

October 11, 2013

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LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and […]

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Pickett to chair parole board, Townsend takes at-large position

October 10, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant selected Steven Pickett to chair the State Parole Board, and Butch Townsend is leaving the Pearl Police Department to serve as the board’s at-large member. Pickett will replace the board’s current chairman, Doug Davis, who plans to resign Oct. 15 to become chief of staff for Secretary of State […]

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Biloxi passes proposal to build minor league stadium for 2015 season

October 8, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

The Biloxi City Council this morning approved a plan by a 5-2 vote to build a $36 million minor league baseball stadium across from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino on U.S. 90. In a series of three votes, the council decided to use a $21 million in bond issue, and $15 million from a […]

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GodwinGroup hosting 50 top advertising executives

September 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Beginning today, the Jackson-based advertising agency GodwinGroup is hosting 50 top advertising executives from the United States and Europe. The attendees are part of MAGNET, the Marketing & Advertising Global Network, an affiliation of independent advertising and marketing agencies that represent a combined $4 billion annually in billings. The conference concludes Saturday. […]

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Tactical rifle maker TALON to open operations in Ridgeland

July 26, 2013

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Mississippi lawmakers aiming to make the state a mecca for production of firearms and firearms accessories notched their first success Friday with an announcement that startup TALON Ordnance will begin manufacturing an AR-15-style semi-automatic sporting rifle in Ridgeland. TALON’s startup coincides with a huge upswing in demand for rifles in the AR-15 platform, whose design […]

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Mississippi doctors, hospitals take different stands on Medicaid expansion

June 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — With a legislative showdown expected any day now over expanding Medicaid to about 300,000 of the state’s uninsured working poor, the Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what […]

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Bryant to announce Minor League Baseball stadium being built in Biloxi

May 29, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to coming to Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials will announce a new Minor League Baseball stadium for downtown Biloxi at a 3 p.m. news conference Thursday in Biloxi. Bryant will also unveil preliminary architectural designs for the stadium. The […]

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Drillers in Tuscaloosa Marine Shale region expect big savings from state tax cut

May 10, 2013

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Mississippi hopes to become a key destination for horizontal oil and gas drillers.

JACKSON — Canadian energy company Encana estimates a new 80 percent state tax cut will save it up to $800,000 a year in oil and natural gas extraction taxes on wells it puts into production after July 1 in Southwest Mississippi’s Tuscaloosa Marine Shale development. Encana has six deep ground horizontal wells in the Tuscaloosa […]

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