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Gov. Bryant Presents Excellence In Government Awards

Gov. Phil Bryant (second from left) recently honored Samantha Atkinson (center) and Dr. Raj Shaunak with the 2017 Excellence in Government Awards which are designed to encourage the development of innovative systems of public administration. The awards program was established by the Mississippi State Personnel Board at the direction of the Legislature in 2012. Atkinson, director of the performance audit ...

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(CARTOON) #justsayin takes a look at Gov. Bryant and HB 1523

This week, Ford Williams takes a look at Gov. Phil Bryant and HB 1523, in which a federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Gov. Bryant Appoints Kilgore District Attorney for Eighth Judicial District

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Steven S. Kilgore district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District. Kilgore replaces Mark Duncan, who Bryant recently appointed circuit judge for the Eighth District, which encompasses Leake, Neshoba, Newton and Scott counties. Kilgore has served as an assistant district attorney in the Eighth District since July 2007. Prior to that, he spent one year in ...

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Bryant announces creation of Ocean Task Force

Gov. Phil Bryant has announced the creation of the Ocean Task Force during a ceremonial executive order signing in Gulfport. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Naval Oceanography’s Unmanned Systems Operational Demonstration at the Combat Readiness Training Center. “The Mississippi Gulf Coast is well-positioned to grow as a major unmanned maritime systems center as the result of an increased ...

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Bryant appoints Duncan as Eighth Circuit Court District Circuit Judge

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District circuit judge. Duncan, who has served as DA for the Eighth District since 2003, will replace Judge Vernon Cotten, who retired May 31. Duncan’s appointment will be effective June 2. Gov. Bryant will appoint his replacement as DA for the Eighth District, which covers Scott, Leake, Neshoba ...

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Special session agenda not complete, Bryant spokesman says

A top Democrat is calling on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to expand the list of topics for a special legislative session, but the governor’s spokesman says the budget remains the only agenda item for now. Bryant on Tuesday announced that a special session will begin June 5 so lawmakers can set budgets for the attorney general’s office and the Department ...

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Lawmakers say Bryant can use another $50M to cover deficits

Mississippi lawmakers are giving Gov. Phil Bryant permission to withdraw another $50 million from state reserves to cover deficits in the budget year that ends June 30. The House and Senate Tuesday approved Senate Bill 2649 and sent it to Bryant, who is expected to sign it. Bryant has cut $171 million from the state budget since July. He has also withdrawn ...

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Bryant signs bill to outlaw immigration sanctuaries

Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law Monday banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally, saying he wants Mississippi to help federal agencies arrest people without legal status. Bryant, a longtime critic of illegal entry by immigrants, cited President Donald Trump’s executive order banning sanctuary cities when he signed the law. Since ...

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Gov. Bryant flips on trade pact since 2015

By JACK WEATHERLY Gov. Phil Bryant said in a December 2015 interview that he supported the United States joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “I hope it’s approved, and I hope that we’re a strong part of it,” Bryant told the Mississippi Business Journal. Yet Bryant, a staunch supporter of Donald J. Trump, who has since been elected president and “vetoed” America’s ...

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Bryant names former justice Ann Lamar to College Board

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming recently retired Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Ann Lamar of Senatobia to the College Board. The 64-year-old Lamar replaces Karen Cummins, a trustee who died from cancer in January, representing the northern third of the state. Senators must confirm Lamar’s nomination to 12-member board, which oversees Mississippi’s eight public universities. She would serve the remainder of ...

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