FY2019 Executive Budget Recommendation
11/15/2017 in Media, News
Since 2012, Mississippi has added more than 60,000 jobs. In response, our unemployment rate has reached historic lows. For the first time ever, Area Development magazine awarded Mississippi a gold shovel for excellence in economic development. With the help of legislative leadership, we have created a tax and regulatory climate that routinely places Mississippi at or near the top of every measurement as it relates to ease and cost of doing business. Innovation thrives in our economy because we believe in empowering the private sector, not unnecessarily restricting it. We have guaranteed equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
Gov. Bryant Forms Coalition to Develop Collaborative Plan to Improve Jackson Public Schools
10/26/2017 in Media, News
JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has formed
a coalition that will develop a collaborative, comprehensive plan to improve
Jackson Public Schools.
KeyTronicEMS Expanding in Corinth
3/21/2017 in Media, News
Jackson, Miss. –
Electronic manufacturing service provider KeyTronicEMS is expanding in Corinth,
investing $500,000 and creating 75 full-time jobs.
Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Pelicia Hall Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections
3/6/2017 in Media, News
Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Pelicia Hall
commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Hall replaces
Marshall Fisher, who was recently appointed commissioner of the Mississippi
Department of Public Safety. Hall has served as interim MDOC commissioner since
Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Craig Treadway DeSoto County Court Judge Post 2
2/22/2017 in Media, News
Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Craig Treadway DeSoto County Court Judge Post 2. Treadway replaces Judge Celeste Wilson, who Gov. Bryant recently appointed circuit court judge. Treadway’s appointment is effective Feb. 27.
The Band Perry to Headline First Mississippi Bicentennial Concert
2/15/2017 in Media, News
JACKSON – GRAMMY Award®
winners and Mississippi natives The Band Perry will headline the Governor’s
Concert for the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South. The free event
kicks off celebrations around the state during 2017.
Pearl River Foods Locating Processing Plant in Carthage
2/13/2017 in Media, News
processor Pearl River Foods is locating a processing plant in Carthage,
investing more than $2 million and creating 150 jobs.
Gov. Bryant Appoints the Honorable Ann Lamar to IHL Board
2/8/2017 in Media, News
Gov. Phil Bryant has
appointed the Honorable Ann Lamar, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of
Mississippi, to the IHL Board of Trustees. Mrs. Lamar will represent the 3rd
Supreme Court District. Her term will begin immediately and run through 2021.
She replaces Karen Cummins, who passed away in January 2017 after an extended
Gov. Bryant Appoints Judge Celeste Wilson to 17th District Circuit Court Judgeship
2/1/2017 in Media, News
Gov. Phil Bryant
announced today that he has appointed Judge Celeste Wilson to the bench in
Mississippi’s 17th Circuit Court District.
Gov. Bryant Names Marshall Fisher as Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner
1/30/2017 in Media, News
Governor Phil Bryant
has named Marshall L. Fisher as Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of
Public Safety (DPS). Fisher replaces Albert Santa Cruz, who is retiring on
January 31, 2017, after 43 years of service to the state. Fisher will vacate
his position as Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner on
the same date and assume his position at DPS on February 1, 2017. Fisher’s MDOC
Chief of Staff, Pelicia Hall, will be acting Commissioner of MDOC until a
permanent replacement for Fisher is named.
2017 State of the State Full Text
1/19/2017 in Media, News
Thank you, Mr. Lt. Governor, for your kind
introduction. To you and the Speaker: Thank you for your
service to the taxpayers of Mississippi, and for your friendship to me. I am
equally proud of both.
Governor’s Task Force on Teacher Preparation for Early Literacy Instruction Recommendations
11/21/2016 in Media, News
The Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on Teacher Preparation for Early Literacy Instruction was created in June 2016 by Executive Order #1380.
FY2018 Executive Budget Recommendation
11/15/2016 in Media, News
Beginning with my first Executive Budget Recommendation, I have stressed three guiding principles for budgeting: saving for the future, spending prudently and prioritizing the core functions of government.This budget reflects those principles.
Gov. Phil Bryant Announces Restoration Projects
11/15/2016 in Media, News
Phil Bryant announced 15 restoration projects today in Biloxi. They total more
than $114 million and primarily focus on water quality, marine resources and
land acquisition for conservation. The majority of the funds ($60 million)
target improving water quality.
Governor Phil Bryant Appoints John Dowdy Director of Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
9/21/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed John Dowdy director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
Office of Homeland Security
9/14/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Mark McKee Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.
Governor Phil Bryant Orders Flags Lowered to Half-staff for Patriot Day
9/9/2016 in Media, News
Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered Mississippi and American flags flying in front of state buildings and on state grounds lowered to half-staff from Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, until sunset on Monday, Sept. 12.
Governor Phil Bryant Adjusts Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
9/7/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has adjusted the state budget for fiscal year 2017.
Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Dr. Michelle Y. Owens to the State Board of Medical Licensure
8/31/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Dr. Michelle Y. Owens to the State Board of Medical Licensure.
Southern Motion Expanding Furniture Manufacturing Operations in Baldwyn
8/31/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Reclining furniture manufacturer Southern Motion is expanding in Baldwyn, investing $20 million and creating 600 jobs.
Plum Creek Environmental Expanding in North Mississippi
8/31/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Plum Creek Environmental, manufacturer and distributor of waste and recycling containers and equipment, is expanding in North Mississippi, investing $825,000 and creating 50 jobs.
Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Crear, Fenn to Veterans Affairs Board
8/29/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed retired Brig. Gen. Robert Crear and retired Sgt. 1st Class Max Fenn to the Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board.
After 2014 Split, Chiquita Returns to Port of Gulfport
7/6/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. (July 6, 2016) – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from banana giant Chiquita Brands International announce the company is returning its shipping operations to the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, Miss.
Adjutant General Collins of Mississippi Announces Retirement, Brigadier General Boyles Named as Replacement
7/5/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss.—Maj. Gen. Augustus L. (Leon) Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, has announced his retirement from the Mississippi National Guard, effective August 31, 2016. Brig. Gen. Janson D. (Durr) Boyles will take over the position of adjutant general on September 1, 2016.
Governor Phil Bryant Comments on Special Sine Die
6/29/2016 in Media, News
Governor Phil Bryant Calls Special Session for Tuesday
6/27/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session for Tuesday, June 28.
Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Laura D. Jackson Executive Director of Department of Finance and Administration
6/23/2016 in Media, NewsJackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed deputy state treasurer Laura D. Jackson executive director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Honored with Family Research Council’s Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award
5/26/2016 in Media, NewsPress release below from the Family Research Council:
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016– This evening, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins was pleased to honor Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant with the first ever “Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award.” The award was presented to Governor Bryant during the Watchmen on the Wall briefing, an annual conference sponsored by Family Research Council that draws hundreds of pastors to the nation’s capital from more than 40 states.
Gov. Phil Bryant Signs Four School District Consolidation Bills
5/11/2016 in Media, News
JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Phil Bryant today signed four school district consolidation bills that will merge eight Mississippi school districts into four.
House Bill 1523 Opinion Articles
4/11/2016 in Media, News
JACKSON–Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed House Bill 1523 into law to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations, and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions.