Task Force on MDOC Contracting and Procurement Issues Recommendations

6/26/2015 in Messages from the Governor, News

Last November, I created a task force to take a hard look at contracting procedures within the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Task force members have worked diligently and transparently for many months to make recommendations for improvements, and I thank all of the members for their efforts and their service to the state.


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Governor Phil Bryant: The Common Core Truth

12/14/2014 in Messages from the Governor, News

In 2008, a new system of public education standards was discussed by the National Governors Association. The new standards, called Common Core, would emphasize problem solving and competitiveness and would ensure that students throughout the nation met certain achievement benchmarks. The concept sounded solid, and we were assured that this was a state-led initiative with no federal control or connection to federal funds.


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