Tag Archives: Gov. Phil Bryant

(UPDATED) Bryant gives drillers of horizontal oil & gas wells huge tax break

May 9, 2013

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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Energy exploration companies that do horizontal drilling in Mississippi will pay  80 percent less in taxes next year   on oil and gas they extract. The prospect of an economic bonanza from extracting shale oil from below ground in Mississippi, especially  the southwest part of the state, led Gov. Phil Bryant to make […]

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MEC’s annual meeting to put focus on car making, defense contracting

April 10, 2013

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Updates on two of Mississippi’s main economic drivers – car manufacturing and defense contracting – will highlight the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting Thursday in a gathering at the Jackson Convention Complex. The event’s luncheon includes remarks from Gov. Phil Bryant and Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, commander of the state’s National Guard and Air Guard. […]

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MEC 64th annual meeting to feature Mississippi military salute

April 8, 2013

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The Mississippi Economic Council’s 64th Annual Meeting will be held Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex. This year’s event, “MEC’s Mississippi Military Salute,” will honor all Mississippians who have served in the military. The day will be capped off with the Annual Meeting luncheon at 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will include a special presentation from […]

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Economic Challenge, Financial Literacy contests highlight April as Financial Literacy Month

April 5, 2013

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  The Mississippi Council on Economic Education will observe April as Financial Literacy Month by bringing together high school students from across the state for the state Economics Challenge on Tuesday and the state Financial Literacy Challenge on Tuesday, April 23. Both Challenges will be at Millsaps College in the Leggette Center starting at 10 […]

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CRAWFORD: PERS allowed to take higher risks

April 3, 2013

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While you were sleeping the Governor and Legislature gave PERS authority to make higher risk investments with retirement funds. House Bill 990, introduced by the vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc, and co-sponsored by committee chairman Herb Frierson of Poplarville, passed the House 82 to 3 and the Senate 52 […]

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Governor of Tennessee joins peers refusing Medicaid plan

March 29, 2013

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Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee has rejected expansion of Medicaid in his state over impatience with the Obama administration’s for approval of his proposal to let the state use the money to buy private insurance for the working poor who wold otherwise be covered by Medicaid expansion. In turning down Medicaid expansion, Haslam called for […]

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New York Times comments on recent Mississippi legislation and ‘Nanny State’ of America

March 28, 2013

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Here is part of an op-ed in today’s New York TImes that mentions recent legislation passed in Mississippi … Americans, even those who generally support government intervention in our daily lives, have a reflexive response to being told what to do, and it’s not a positive one. It’s this common desire to be left alone […]

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Lockheed Martin hosts annual IT Day Friday in Jackson

March 21, 2013

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“The “Power of Information” is the theme for Lockheed Martin’s IT Day, scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson. The free, day-long information technology event is open to the public and offers topics for technology and business professionals, students and job seekers. Lockheed Martin is hosting the event […]

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How healthy is your Mississippi county? As a state, Mississippi ranks last — again

March 20, 2013

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The healthiest Mississippians live in Desoto County and the least healthiest in the Delta’s Quitman County. Those are among the conclusions in the fourth annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every […]

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Community colleges getting additional $8 million for job training

March 13, 2013

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A measure that will provide $8 million for Workforce Enhancement Training at community colleges received Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature Wednesday. The colleges will use the WET fund money to provide training for jobs and skills that employers have identified as being in demand. “For Mississippi to compete in a global marketplace, we must have a […]

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