Tag Archives: Phil Bryant

Bill Crawford: Gov. Bryant suggests a frugal budget for state

December 13, 2012

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Gov. Phil Bryant has recommended a frugal, balanced budget to the Legislature, saying, “We must take a balanced approach and spend only the money we have.” Highlights of his recommendation include: >> $24 million in new spending to improve education outcomes; >> $8.5 million in new spending to expand and upgrade the Mississippi Highway Patrol; […]

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Lt. Gov. Reeves weighs in on BP settlement

November 15, 2012

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has weighed in on oil giant BP, which agreed to pay $4.5 billion in a wide-ranging settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “I hope this criminal settlement results in a swift agreement with the states on the environmental impact of the Deepwater […]

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Mississippi governor says voters should voluntarily show ID

October 31, 2012

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday that he thinks it would be a good idea for people in the state to voluntarily show identification when they vote, even though it’s not required by law. “If you have to show a ID to buy a pack of cigarettes or to buy alcohol, which you should, then […]

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Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Miss. this November

October 23, 2012

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JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won’t have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6. Republican Hosemann has said it many times before, but he issued a statement repeating it Tuesday because his office had received questions. Voters in November 2011 approved a state constitutional amendment […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Medicaid would cost state $95 million by 2025

October 23, 2012

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Expanding Medicaid to take in more than 300,000 of Mississippi’s uninsured working poor would cost the state about $95 million a year by 2025, though the federal government would be injecting from $800 million to $1 billion in Medicaid payments into the state’s economy annually. That’s a key conclusion reached in an analysis of a […]

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Mississippi legislators tossing in towel on education

September 20, 2012

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by Bobby Harrison/NEMS Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Some of the state’s political leadership seems to be throwing in the towel when it comes to fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Senate President Pro-Tem Terry Brown, R-Columbus, House Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, and House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, […]

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Bryant attacks “failed federal immigration policy” with new order

August 23, 2012

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Gov. Phil Bryant’s office announced this morning his issuance of an executive order “reaffirming Mississippi law that prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving public benefits.” The release says executive state agencies would be required to administer such benefits but to “clarify their processes in order to guard against erroneously issuing benefits” to people recently granted “deferred action” […]

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Teleflex coming to Olive Branch

July 30, 2012

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Gov. Bryant’s office announced in a release this morning that Teleflex Incorporated, a “leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery,” is relocating its distribution operations to Olive Branch, a move that is expected to employ more than 200 workers within four years of operation. Bryant said Teleflex is the first company to take […]

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Barksdale comments on Christensen appointment

May 15, 2012

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Upon announcing the appointment of Brent Christensen to the directorship of the Mississippi Development Authority, Gov. Phil Bryant recalled joking about the salary with current interim chief Jim Barksdale. “I told (Barksdale) I would double what Leland Speed was making,” Bryant said. “Leland was making a dollar a year.” The governor has an eye for […]

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VIDEO: T. Boone Pickens, Gov. Bryant team up on state energy plan

March 21, 2012

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Energy financier and natural gas advocate T. Boone Pickens joined Gov. Phil Bryant and other utility and business leaders Wednesday to unveil a statewide energy policy for Mississippi. “While we wait for Washington and Congress to act, leadership is emerging at the state level, and this week, Mississippi, under the leadership of Gov. Phil Bryant, […]

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