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New program established for rental properties

Gov. Haley Barbour has unveiled a new Hurricane Katrina recovery housing initiative targeted specifically at rehabilitating rental structures in existing neighborhoods south of Interstate 10. “With more than 70 percent of our $5.4-billion federally funded Katrina recovery package budgeted toward restoring housing stock, we’re seeing the Coast’s overall housing availability requirements being rapidly met, particularly as we’ve now disbursed more ...

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Annual Katrina Report: Pace of construction has grown

JACKSON — As the Mississippi Gulf Coast continues its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, the pace of construction has grown while the need for temporary housing subsided, according to “Katrina: Four Years After,” an annual progress report released by Gov. Haley Barbour. “We have seen phenomenal progress on the Gulf Coast as families, businesses and communities continue to rebuild,” Barbour said. ...

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Gov. Barbour asks court to reconsider

Gov. Haley Barbour has joined the state’s leading medical associations in asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider a decision, which could reverse the progress made by tort reform. In an amicus brief, Barbour stated that the court’s “decision, coupled with two more recent decisions of this court, will erode part of the progress Mississippi has made regarding tort reform. ...

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SmartSynch gets ARRA-funded project

SmartSynch has been awarded a $3.75-million grant to help manage energy consumption and cost at public facilities around the state, Gov. Haley Barbour announced. The State Energy Program (SEP) funding comes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “The project marks the first time Mississippi has launched a coordinated effort to reduce energy consumption in public buildings and save ...

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Search For Delaughter's Replacement Begins

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to replace Circuit Court Judge Bobby DeLaughter of the Seventh Judicial District, Sub-district 4. DeLaughter, whose district includes portions of Hinds County, notified Barbour of his resignation, which was effective July 30. DeLaughter has pled guilty to obstruction of justice charges, and faces 18 months in prison. ...

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State tax collections tumble

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour is urging state agencies to closely monitor expenditures as general fund collections fell $26.2 million, or 11.27 percent, below expectations for July 2009. “State tax collections in July were much lower than anticipated,” Barbour said. “We cannot ignore the fact that revenues continue to fall below our expectations. State agencies must spend tax dollars responsibly ...

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