(Gov. Phil Bryant) touted the state’s decreasing unemployment rate Wednesday during his State of the State speech.
Speaking at the state Capitol, Bryant called on legislators to move $50 million into a workforce training fund. He says no new taxes would be required because money would transfer from the state unemployment trust fund, where it is sitting unused.
Bryant is asking legislators to approve scholarships for special-needs students to attend the school of their parents’ choice, including private schools.
He’s also seeking approval for a tax cut for low- to moderate-income earners. And, he’s calling on tighter controls for state contracts.