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Sept. 15, 2014 Gov. Bryant Sets Special Election Date for Senate District 17 Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Sept. 11, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for DeSoto County Following Severe Storms and Flooding Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Sept. 10, 2014 Newport Home Furnishings Expanding Operations in New Albany, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Sept. 9, 2014 Mississippi One of Seven States to Receive Top Grade for Telemedicine Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Sept. 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Promoting a Reliable, Affordable Energy Policy Gov. Phil Bryant Unknown
Sept. 2, 2014 HomeStretch, Inc. Expanding Operations in Nettleton, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 29, 2014 Gov. Bryant Comments on Hurricane Katrina Ninth Anniversary Gov. Phil Bryant Unknown
Aug. 21, 2014 Chevron Celebrates Completion of Base Oil Project in Pascagoula, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 7, 2014 Mississippi Leaders Advocate Growth of LNG Export Market Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 7, 2014 Philips Lighting Expanding Operations in Tupelo, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Tupelo, MS
July 31, 2014 Sun Herald - Age Is Just a Number and a Spot of Tea: Senate Speeches Headline Neshoba Gov. Phil Bryant Philadelphia, MS
July 29, 2014 Governor Bryant Comments on Fifth Circuit Ruling Regarding HB 1390 Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
July 22, 2014 Moon River Foods Creating 100 Jobs in Mississippi Delta Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
July 22, 2014 Governor Bryant Comments on Halbig v. Burwell Obamacare Ruling Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
July 18, 2014 MTM, Inc. Locating Medical Transportation and Call Center Operations in Jackson, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
July 18, 2014 Gov. Bryant Appoints Kathy Henry to Mississippi Parole Board Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
July 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President - Illegal Immigration Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
July 7, 2014 BorgWarner Expanding Operations in Water Valley, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Water Valley, MS
July 7, 2014 Green Bay Converting Locating Operations, 300 Jobs in Hattiesburg, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Hattiesburg, MS
July 7, 2014 BorgWarner Expanding Operations in Water Valley, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Water Valley, MS
July 2, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant has named Gary Rikard to succeed Trudy Fisher as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Fisher, who has served as executive director since 2007, has announced her intentions to return to the private sector at the end of the summer. "Trudy has worked tirelessly in her capacity as executive director, and I thank her for her service. Under her guidance, Mississippi has responded to significant environmental disasters, and she has ensured environmental protection while leading the agency to achieve speed and efficiency in its permitting process--something that sets Mississippi apart among economic competitors." Rikard, a partner with Butler Snow, LLP, has practiced environmental law since 1996, serving as senior attorney at MDEQ from 1996-1998. Prior to earning his law degree, he worked as an environmental engineer at MDEQ, specializing in permitting and water quality compliance issues. He served more than 22 years in the Mississippi National Guard, retiring with the rank of Major. During his service with the National Guard, he served as assistant staff judge advocate, acting as the primary legal officer for environmental matters. "I am very pleased to appoint Gary to lead the Department of Environmental Quality," Gov. Phil Bryant said. "He has the legal and technical expertise to ensure that Mississippi's environmental conservation and economic growth priorities are achieved in concert with one another. He has worked for the agency previously in both a legal and in an engineering capacity, and his experience has prepared him well to take on this leadership position." Rikard's specialized legal experience includes negotiating complex permitting and enforcement issues before the United States Environmental Protection Agency and representing MDEQ before the Mississippi Supreme Court. He is experienced in a wide array of state and federal environmental standards including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law and the Mississippi Solid Waste Act. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Christian Brothers University, has completed graduate studies in environmental engineering at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, and holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is admitted to the Mississippi Bar and the Tennessee Bar. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity, and I am humbled by Gov. Bryant's choice and by his faith in me," Rikard said. "I look forward to the challenge and to leading an agency that is tasked with such an important mission." Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
July 1, 2014 Mississippi Unveils New State Seal Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
June 30, 2014 Laws Passed During 2014 Legislative Session Set to Take Effect Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
June 30, 2014 Governor Bryant Comments on Hobby Lobby Ruling Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
June 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pursue Reasonable Energy Policy Gov. Phil Bryant Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 National Mobile Disaster Hospital Opens in Louisville, Filling Critical Medical Needs Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
May 6, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Calls Special Legislative Session to Address Disaster Needs Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 28, 2014 CNN "Erin Burnett Outfront" - Transcript: Tornadoes in Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Unknown
April 28, 2014 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript: Tornadoes in Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Unknown
April 28, 2014 Governor Bryant Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Severe Weather Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 25, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Awarded NRA Defender of Freedom Award Gov. Phil Bryant Indianapolis, IN
April 23, 2014 Gov. Bryant Signs Measure to Ban Abortions At 20 Weeks Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 22, 2014 Governor Phil Bryant Signs Teacher Pay Raise into Law Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 17, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant, Toyota Officials Celebrate Production of First Corolla to be Exported from Blue Springs, Miss., Facility Gov. Phil Bryant Blue Springs, MS
April 16, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Signs Measures to Protect Mississippi's Right to Work Status Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 3, 2014 Governor Bryant Signs Senate Bill 2681 Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 2, 2014 Gov. Bryant Calls Special Legislative Session to Address Need for Additional Prosecutors Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 2, 2014 Gov. Bryant Comments on 2014 Legislative Session Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
April 2, 2014 Governor Bryant Signs Bill Giving Mississippi Sportsmen Annual Tax Holdiays Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 31, 2014 Mississippi Enacts Comprehensive, Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reforms Tate Reeves Jackson, MS
March 31, 2014 Mississippi Enacts Comprehensive, Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reforms Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 26, 2014 Governor Bryant Signs Senate Bill 2571 Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 26, 2014 Governor Bryant Signs TANF Reform Measure into Law Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 17, 2014 Mississippi Legislature Votes to Adopt "Right on Crime" Criminal Justice Reform Measures Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 17, 2014 Mississippi House Passes Funding for Trooper School Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 12, 2014 Mississippi Legislature Adopts TANF Reform Measure Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 12, 2014 Mississippi's Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since November 2008 Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 6, 2014 Mississippi Senate Adopts Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Measures Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Keystone XL Pipeline Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Army National Guard Cuts Gov. Phil Bryant Unknown
Feb. 24, 2014 Gov. Bryant Named Delta Regional Authority State Co-Chair Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 13, 2014 Scott County Superintendent, School Board Resign Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 10, 2014 Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Measures Pass Full House Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 10, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Weather Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 5, 2014 Governor Bryant Proclaims February Voter Registration Month Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 4, 2014 Mississippi Launches Cutting-Edge Website and Mobile App to Connect Employers and Job Seekers Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Feb. 4, 2014 Governor Bryant Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Severe Weather in Portions of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Jan. 30, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Applauds Committee Passage of Measure to Use ACT as High School Exit Exam Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Jan. 15, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Comments on Passage of House Bill 49 Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Jan. 14, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant Comments on Proposed Anti-Gun Legislation Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Jan. 6, 2014 Opportunity Mississippi: Governor Phil Bryant's Strategic Plan Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 30, 2013 Mississippi Welcomed More than 6,200 New Jobs, $1.03 Billion in Private Sector Investment in 2013 Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 23, 2013 Letter to President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Pelosi - Clear Path for Trade and Investment Gov. Phil Bryant Unknown
Dec. 20, 2013 Gov. Bryant Comments on Blue Cross-HMA Agreement to Reinstate 10 Hospitals Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 17, 2013 Mississippi Announces Plans to Better Protect Public Safety and Cut Corrections Costs Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 16, 2013 Gov. Bryant Issues Executive Order Affirming Mississippi's Right to Define its Own Public School Curricula Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 11, 2013 Governor Bryant Announces "Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming" Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 6, 2013 Gov. Bryant Comments on Sen. Cochran's Decision To Seek Re-Election Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 5, 2013 Mississippi Ranked among World's Top Places for Oil and Gas Investment Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Dec. 4, 2013 Industrial Timber Expanding Operations in Northeast Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 25, 2013 Jackson Furniture Locating Operations in Two Mississippi Locations Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 25, 2013 BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC Expanding to Manufacturing Facility in Starkville Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 21, 2013 Customized Distribution LLC Locating Distribution Operations to Jackson, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 18, 2013 2013 SEUS-Japan Meeting Adjourns Gov. Phil Bryant Billoxi, MS
Nov. 18, 2013 Mississippi Earns Top Spot for Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 14, 2013 36th Annual SEUS-Japan Joint Meeting To Be Held in Biloxi Nov. 18th Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 13, 2013 Governor Releases Fiscally Responsible Budget Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 7, 2013 Gov. Bryant Comments on Army Decision to Continue USM ROTC Program Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Nov. 5, 2013 Gov. Bryant Elected Chairman of Energy Commission Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Oct. 23, 2013 NASA Stennis Space Center to Test SpaceX Next Generation Rocket Engine Systems Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Oct. 22, 2013 Gov. Bryant Issues Order to Temporarily Reinstate 10 Mississippi Hospitals to the Blue Cross Network Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Oct. 10, 2013 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Reconsider Terminating USM ROTC Program Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Oct. 2, 2013 Americans for Prosperity: Federal Taxpayer Protection Pledge - Governors Gov. Phil Bryant Unknown
Sept. 25, 2013 Governor Bryant to Host Motorcycle Ride Benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Sept. 24, 2013 Feuer Powertrain Locating First U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Tunica Gov. Phil Bryant Tunica, MS
Sept. 23, 2013 Yokohama Tire Corporation Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in West Point, Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant West Point, MS
Sept. 19, 2013 Gov. Phil Bryant Comments on Mississippi's Economic Gains Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Sept. 10, 2013 Governor Bryant Proclaims Day of Service and Remembrance to Mark 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 29, 2013 Mississippi Marks Eight Years of Recovery since Hurricane Katrina Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 29, 2013 Gov. Phil Bryant Comments on Mississippi Supreme Court Ruling Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 26, 2013 New James Brown Movie to Be Filmed in Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 22, 2013 Gov. Phil Bryant, State Economic Development Officials Participate in Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Summit Gov. Phil Bryant Orlando, FL
Aug. 15, 2013 Bryant: Mississippi Pioneering Health Care Development Strategy Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
Aug. 1, 2013 Gov. Bryant: Economic Development Efforts Generating Results, Education Reform Underway Gov. Phil Bryant Philadelphia, MS
July 27, 2013 Alabama, Mississippi Governors Call for Assessment of Oil Sands Resources Gov. Phil Bryant Mobile, AL
July 2, 2013 Mississippi's Economy Steadily Improving Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
June 28, 2013 Cooperation Results in Medicaid Continuation, Gov. Bryant Says Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
June 27, 2013 Gov. Bryant Comments on Special Legislative Session Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
June 24, 2013 Gov. Bryant Issues Call for Special Legislative Session Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
May 30, 2013 Gov. Bryant Comments on Mandated Furloughs Gov. Phil Bryant Jackson, MS
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