Gov. Bryant wants $78.7 million tax cut for families making under $50,000


Gov. Phil Bryant wants to cut income taxes for low-earning Mississippians as part of his 2016 budget proposal. Bryant, a Republican, said Monday that he’s seeking a $78.7 million tax cut for families earning less than $50,000 a year. It’s the centerpiece of his spending plan for the 2016 budget year, which begins July 1. … Continue reading Gov. Bryant wants $78.7 million tax cut for families making under $50,000

Gov. Bryant: Trip to Israel produced “best opportunity for Mississippi”.


Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday declared a Mississippi business development mission to Israel this week the best such trade trip he’s had as governor. “There’s no doubt about that,” said Bryant, who had left Sunday and arrived home Thursday night. “This is the best opportunity for Mississippi since we began our relationship with Japan.” While … Continue reading Gov. Bryant: Trip to Israel produced “best opportunity for Mississippi”.

Legislative Budget Committe adopts 3-percent increase in revenue estimates for FY 2016


The Mississippi Legislature will have $170 million more to spend during the 2015 session, which starts in January, than it did during the 2014 session, based on the revenue estimate adopted Monday. The Legislative Budget Committee, which consists of Speaker Philip Gunn, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and legislative leaders, met with a representative of Gov. … Continue reading Legislative Budget Committe adopts 3-percent increase in revenue estimates for FY 2016

Gov. Bryant on gay marriage lawsuit: “Mississippi’s traditional marriage laws do not discriminate.”


Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The state made the request in court papers Monday, responding to a lawsuit filed Oct. 20 in U.S. District Court in Jackson by two lesbian couples and a gay-rights group, Campaign for Southern Equality. The … Continue reading Gov. Bryant on gay marriage lawsuit: “Mississippi’s traditional marriage laws do not discriminate.”

Gov. Bryant instructs interim Corrections Commissioner to rebid contracts with companies mentioned in Epps indictment.


(Former Corrections Commissioner Chris) Epps and his alleged partner in the bribery scheme, former state lawmaker Cecil McCrory, pleaded not guilty Thursday in a 20-minute hearing before U.S. Magistrate Keith Ball in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Ball set a Jan. 5 trial date and released each on $25,000 unsecured bond. Both men declined to … Continue reading Gov. Bryant instructs interim Corrections Commissioner to rebid contracts with companies mentioned in Epps indictment.

Gov. Bryant has Dept. Of Revenue looking into tax break for families making under $40K


It's too soon to know what kind of tax cuts legislators will consider. They could look at a business-focused break, or at a narrowly focused reduction of income taxes. "We're looking very closely at the possibility of an income tax cut for working-class families. So we're looking at roughly about a $40,000 income and below," … Continue reading Gov. Bryant has Dept. Of Revenue looking into tax break for families making under $40K

SCOTT: Mississippi’s elected officials understand leadership and vision when it comes to taxes.


BY: John Scott | MS Business Journal The state has filled its rainy day fund. Revenue projections are running ahead of budget. Now, through the leadership of Gov. Bryant, Lt. Gov. Reeves and Speaker (Philip) Gunn, our elected officials are looking at ways to return tax dollars to hard-working Mississippians. A tax cut, particularly targeted … Continue reading SCOTT: Mississippi’s elected officials understand leadership and vision when it comes to taxes.

Gov. Bryant and company officials announce fifth expansion in four years at Ice Industries in Grenada.


Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Ice Industries Grenada announced today the company is continuing to expand and improve operations at its facility in Grenada, Miss. The project marks the company’s fifth expansion since 2010. It represents a company investment of $1.8 million and will create 50 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at … Continue reading Gov. Bryant and company officials announce fifth expansion in four years at Ice Industries in Grenada.

Gov. Bryant brings back former director of MDEQ Trudy Fisher as consultant on environmental policy.


Gov. Phil Bryant has hired the former director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality as a consultant. The contract with Trudy Fisher, dated Sept. 5, says she will advise the governor on energy policy, environmental and restoration policy and provide support in court cases. The agreement is good for six months and can be … Continue reading Gov. Bryant brings back former director of MDEQ Trudy Fisher as consultant on environmental policy.

Gov. Bryant in DeSoto County to tout states ranking as best to practice medicine.


The state of Mississippi is found at the top of several state rankings, many of which are normally not positive. But for the second straight year, the Magnolia State tops the list of best states to practice medicine. Gov. Phil Bryant visited Southaven Thursday to promote that fact. Bryant also encouraged DeSoto County leaders to … Continue reading Gov. Bryant in DeSoto County to tout states ranking as best to practice medicine.