Phil Bryant orders $43 million in budget cuts, including school funding

February 24, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is making the third round of spending cuts since the budget year started in July, and the fifth round in the past 14 […]

Mississippi governor: Time to consider starting a lottery

January 18, 2017 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling lawmakers it might be time to start a state lottery. The Republican says in […]

Bill on filling superintendent vacancies heads to governor

January 11, 2017 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A bill heading to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant would let school boards statewide appoint replacements for elected superintendents who resign in the next three years. A […]

Phil Bryant: School funding formula ‘a 1992 model’

January 6, 2017 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says it’s time to update Mississippi’s school funding formula because the current one is outdated. Republican Bryant spoke Thursday to several hundred business […]

Mississippi wants former college students to finish degrees

November 18, 2016 in Education

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Leaders of Mississippi’s universities and community colleges are announcing a plan to encourage people to complete college degrees. The Complete 2 […]

Phil Bryant won’t rule out taking Trump appointment

November 11, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s not actively seeking an appointment in the Donald Trump administration but that it might be difficult to reject an offer […]

Phil Bryant cuts $57 million from state budget to offset accounting error

September 9, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is cutting $56.8 million from the $5.8 billion state budget to make up for an accounting error. Bryant announced the cuts Wednesday, […]

Justice Department says Mississippi is violating Americans With Disabilities Act

August 14, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sued Mississippi on Thursday, saying the state is violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by “unnecessarily and illegally” making mentally ill people […]