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2015 State of the State Address

Governor Phil Bryant Proposes

$50 Million Investment in Workforce Training

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Gov. Phil Bryant said Mississippi is in position to make a real difference when it comes to workforce development.

The creation of the Keep Mississippi Working Fund was among Gov. Bryant’s top his priorities to lawmakers during his fourth State of the State address.  The Keep Mississippi Working Fund would be a $50 million investment in workforce training over the next two years. Other major proposals include an income tax cut for working Mississippians and to put more money into the classroom.

Gov. Bryant highlighted the growing strength of Mississippi’s economy, as indicated by a decrease in the unemployment rate, an increase in job creation and a projected increase in personal income.

“In the three years that have passed, we have achieved remarkable things together,” Gov. Bryant said. “We have created one of the most job-friendly states in America…For the third year in a row, we have been awarded a Silver Shovel…and The American Economic Development Institute also ranks our Mississippi Development Authority as number nine in the nation among state economic development entities.”

Effective Education Spending, Increasing Access to Doctors Highlight Lt. Gov. Reeves' 2015 Agenda

ReevesLt. Gov. Tate Reeves recently released a legislative plan to reform state contracting laws, increase government transparency, effectively spend classroom dollars and improve medical care.

“We’ve gotten our fiscal house in order by balancing the budget, saving for a rainy day and ending the long-time shell game of spending one-time money on recurring expenses over the past three years,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “However, I believe we’re not finished weeding out wasteful spending and streamlining government programs.”

Lt. Gov. Reeves agenda includes reforms to the state’s contracting laws to make it harder for individuals to defraud taxpayers and easier for Mississippians to see who has state contracts.


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