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Bryant appoints Will Longwitz

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Sen. Will Longwitz as Madison County Court Judge. He replaces Steve Ratcliff, who recently was elected circuit judge for the 20th Judicial District that includes Madison and Rankin counties. Longwitz will resign his Senate seat, which he has held since 2012. Longwitz represented District 25, which includes parts of Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson. He ...

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Analysis: Bryant says he’d sign corporate franchise tax cut

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  More than a few observers walked away from Gov. Phil Bryant’s State of the State speech believing they’d heard the second-term Republican oppose plans for this year’s Legislature to cut the $242-million-a-year corporate franchise tax. The governor, though, says that’s not true — it’s more a matter of emphasis. Here are the key words late in the 27-minute speech, ...

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Bryant sounds bullish on economic development as MDA seeks budget increase

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By JACK WEATHERLY  The Mississippi Development Authority’s request for a $7.7 million budget  increase for fiscal 2017 comes at a time of belt-tightening. Yet Gov. Phil Bryant – who is fond of calling himself Mississippi’s No. 1 salesman and puts jobs creation as a top priority – sounded supportive of the request in his Executive Budget Recommendation issued Tuesday night ...

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SELLING MISSISSIPPI — Swoope’s varied experience key to MEDC leadership post

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By LYNN LOFTON s she assumes the duties of executive director of the 500-member Mississippi Economic Development Council, Mary McDaniel Swoope feels honored, excited and respectful. “I’m honored and humbled to fill the role of MEDC Executive Director and to serve the economic developers and chamber executives of Mississippi,” she said. “I’m excited to be serving our members and finally ...

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Bryant names Madison state senator to county court judgeship

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JACKSON — A special election to the state Senate is coming after Gov. Phil Bryant named state Sen. Will Longwitz, a Madison Republican, to become a county court judge in Madison County. The appointment, announced Tuesday, is effective Wednesday. The move creates a vacancy in state Senate District 25, which covers parts of Madison and Hinds counties. Bryant says he’ll ...

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Lamar to become third state Supreme Court justice to depart

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JACKSON — A third justice is leaving the Mississippi Supreme Court, continuing turnover on the nine-member body. Justice Ann H. Lamar of Senatobia says she’ll retire at the end of her current term in December. Unlike two other justices, the 63-year-old will not resign early, meaning Gov. Phil Bryant won’t name a replacement. Voters in the state’s Northern District will ...

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Phil Bryant begins 2nd term as Mississippi governor

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JACKSON — Republican Phil Bryant is beginning his second and final term as Mississippi governor. His inauguration ceremony — with the theme “Imagine Mississippi” — was to take place at midday Tuesday on the south steps of the Capitol. Security was tight, with extra police officers and Highway Patrol troopers in and around the building. After the ceremony, a parade was ...

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Gov. Bryant fuels popularity with blue-collar conservatism

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JACKSON — Phil Bryant was at the front of the room Thursday before the Mississippi Economic Council, relishing being governor again. He pledged to support the business group’s call for higher road funding — but otherwise made no earth-shattering pronouncements. The 61-year-old was having fun, retelling the joke he uses to sum up reaching the state’s top office after a two-decade ...

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Telehealth network’s Southeastern expansion means more jobs, services

Dr. Kristi Henderson,  
Chief telehealth and innovation officer, UMMC

By BECKY GILLETTE The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth and Intel-GE Care Innovations has had such success providing the Diabetes Health Telehealth Network that it is being expanded to serve those with other chronic diseases and those underserved across the Southeast. “UMMC’s Center for Telehealth has a history of creating sustainable telehealth models by providing high quality health ...

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Reeves says revenue weakness won’t discourage tax cut plan

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves discusses his plans for the 2016 Legislature at a session of the Stennis-Capitol Press forum, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that current weakness in state revenues won’t discourage him from pushing a long-term plan for tax cuts, including the elimination of the state’s corporate franchise tax. “I don’t think revenue in any one day, or any one month, or quite frankly, any one year ought to determine long-term tax policy,” the Republican ...

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