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EZGOV.COM STATE OF THE STATE
ADDRESS.
JOINT ASSEMBLE ME OF THE
MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE IS NOW
IN SESSION.
PLEASE, LET THE JOINT ASSEMBLY
COME TO ORDER.
AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO
RECOGNIZE THE HOUSE CLERK TO
INTRODUCE THE ESCORT
COMMITTEE.
THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND
SPEAKER ANNOUNCE COMMITTEE OF
THE SENATORS.
ALONG WITH REPRESENTATIVES
DICKON AND WEATHER BE ESCORT
THE FIRST LADY TO THE DESK.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR REEVES
SPEAKER GUN ANNOUNCE THE
COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF
SENATORSES.
ALONG WITH REPRESENTATIVES,
ESCORT GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT TO
THE DESK.
ESCORT COMMITTEES PLEASE GO TO
RULES ROOM AND RETRIEVE THE
GOVERNOR AND THE FIRST LADY.
SERGEANT IN ARMS, YOU ARE
RECOGNIZED.
[APPLAUSE].
[APPLAUSE].
OF THE
IT IS MY PLEASURE AT THIS TIME
TO INTRODUCE THE LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE CAN
COUNTER PART AND CLOSE FRIEND
ONE I ENJOY WORKING WITH VERY
CLOSELY THE LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR.
[APPLAUSE].
>> THANK YOU.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.
LET ME BEGIN BY INTRODUCING
THE HOUSE SPEAKER PROTEM GREG
SNOW.
ASK I KNOW MY COLLEAGUES IN
SENATE ENJOY WORKING WITH
MR. SNOW WENT SPEAKER AND WITH
THE GOVERNOR.
THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO
RECOGNIZE PRESIDENT PRO TEST
MISSISSIPPI SENATE, SENATOR
TERRY BROWN.
NOW, LET'S WELCOME OUR
STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS.
PLEASE HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE
UNTIL ALL HAVE BEEN
INTRODUCED.
SECRETARY OF STATE STATE
TREASURER, STATE AUDITOR, AND
COMMISSIONER COMMERCE.
IT IS OKAY TO APPLAUSE NOW.
[APPLAUSE].
WE THANK THEM FOR THEIR GREAT
SERVICE TO THE CITIZEN OF OUR
STATE NOW, PLEASE HELP ME
WELCOME THE MEMBERS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT.
AGAIN BE PLEASE HOLD YOUR
APPLAUSE UNTIL ALL HAVE BEEN
INTRODUCED.
FIRST, CHIEF JUSTICE BILL
WALLER JUNIOR.
PROVIDING JUSTICE JUST
DICKENS.
PRECEDING JUSTICE MICHAEL
RANDOLPH.
JUSTICE ANN LA MAR.
JUSTICE JAMES KITCHENS.
JUSTICE DAVID CHANDELIER.
JUSTICE GREEN PIERCE.
AND OUR NEWEST JUSTICE
COLEMAN.
THANK YOU, ALL, FOR YOUR
SERVICE.
[APPLAUSE].
NOW, HELP ME WELCOME OUR STATE
COURT OF APPEALS.
CHIEF JUDGE JOSEPHLY.
PRECEDING JUDGE TIERY IRVING,
PRECEDING JUDGE KENNETH
GRIFFEN.
JUDGE DONNA BARNS, JUDGE DAVID
ISSUE, JUDGE LARRY ROBERTS,
SKWRAOUBLG VIRGINIA CARLSON,
JUDGE JAMES MAXWELL, THE
SECOND.
JUDGE EUGENE SPAEU JUNIOR.
AND JUDGE JAMES.
THANK YOU.
NOW, LET'S WELCOME OUR PUBLIC
SERVICE COMMISSIONERERS.
OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICT
BRENDAN PRESLEY.
OF THE CENTRAL DISTRICT LIN
POSEY.
AND OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT
LEONARD.
THANK YOU.
[APPLAUSE].
AND NOW, HELP ME WELCOME OUR
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER.
OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICT MIKE
HAS EARTH.
OF THE CENTRAL DISTRICT DICK
PAUL.
AND OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT
COMMISSIONER TOM KING.
[APPLAUSE].
OF THE.
AT THIS POINT IT IS MY
DISTINCT HONOR AND PRIVILEDGE
TO INTRODUCE THE FIRST LADY OF
MISSISSIPPI, DEBRA BRYANT.
[APPLAUSE].
AND NOW, PLEASE JOIN ME IN
WELCOMING THE GOVERNOR OF THE
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI IS HONOR
BROWARD PWRAOEU.
-- PHIL BRYANT.
[APPLAUSE].
>> THANK YOU!
THANK YOU.
OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU!
>> THAT WARMS MY HEART.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU, MR. LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR AND SPEAKER.
I AM HONORED TO BE HERE
TONIGHT FOR YOU AND TO BE WITH
THESE TWO YOUNG DYNAMIC
LEADERS THAT WILL HELP ME MOVE
THIS STATE FORWARD.
THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER AND
THANK YOU MR. LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR FOR WHAT YOU DO.
[APPLAUSE].
NOW, I KNOW SIN WE BEGAN THIS
NEW YEAR BOTH OF THESE LEADERS
STAND READY TO BRING POSITIVE
CHANGE TO MISSISSIPPI.
WELL MR. SPEAKER I WILL TELL
YOU THERE WAS SOME DEBATE IN
MY OFFICE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT
WE SHOULD REFER TO YOU AS
BEING YOUNG.
I USED MY EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE
TO SAY THAT WAS STAYING IN MY
SPACE TO PRELIMINARIES OF
LEGISLATURE I WANT TO THANK
YOU AND ADVANCE FOR YOUR
SERVICE.
I KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU WOULD
JOIN ME AND THANKING THE
PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPI TO SENT
US HERE TO REPRESENT THEM.
IN GRAND REPUBLIC THE CITIZENS
OF THE WHILE WE ARE THE
SERVANTS.
WE ARE HERE TO WORK ON BEHALF
OF OUR FELLOW MISSISSIPPIANS
TO SUPPORT PRODUCTIVE POLICIES
THAT WILL BRING POSITIVE
CHANGE TO OUR STATE.
AND I BELIEVE WE ARE READY FOR
THE TASK.
[APPLAUSE].
NOW, I HOPE WE HAVE ANOTHER
GREAT SESSION ALL OF THE WAY
UNTIL WE HEAR ONE OF YOUR
FAVORITE LATIN TERMS [FOREIGN
WORD].
NOW WHEN I WAS HERE ONE OF OUR
LATIN TERMS WAS PER DIEM.
AND I AM PROUD THAT
MISSISSIPPI'S FIRST LADY IS
HERE WITH US TONIGHT.
DEBRA HAS TRAVELED ACROSS THE
STATE, THIS PAST YEAR SHOWING
SUPPORT AND RAISING AWARENESS
FOR VARIOUS CAUSES AND
INSPIRING THOSE AS I MISIAN
WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY
DISASTERS.
NOW I HAVE BEEN HONORED TO
WATCH HER RIDES TO HER NEW
ROLE WITH GRACE AND CARING
THAT'S BLESSED OUR HOME FOR 36
YEARS.
SHE IS LIFE MY WORLD AND AN
INSPARE VAGUE TO THOSE SHE
REACHES AND PLEASE IF WOULD
YOU AGAIN, JOIN ME IN THANKING
OUR FIRST LADY.
THANK YOU, DEBRA.
I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE -- I
REMEMBER WE WERE IN SMITHVILLE,
MISSISSIPPI, AND SHE WAS
WORKING SO HARD THE MAY WE
WERE CAME UP TO ME AND SAID
DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO
RUN FOR GOVERNOR AGAIN, AND I
DON'T KNOW YOU WILL CARRY
SMITHVILLE, BUT SHE WILL.
AND 1624 ENGLISH POET WROTE NO
MAN IS AN ISLAND ENTIRE OF
ITSELF.
REMINDING US THAT POWER WE
HOLD IS A COLLECTIVE GROUP IS
GREATER THAN THE POWER OF ANY
SINGLE INDIVIDUAL.
THE PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPI MADE
CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP A YEAR
AGO WHEN THEY EXPECT BOLD
ACTION.
NOW, EACH OF US IS PART OF
THIS GREAT STATE.
AND EACH OF OF US HAS A
RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTRIBUTE.
TONIGHT LET US FIRST REMEMBER
THAT ANY SUCCESS WE MAY
ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS BODY MUST
BE COMPLETED TOGETHER.
AS I TOLD YOU LAST YEAR BEING
WE MAY FAIL SEPARATELY, BUT
SURELY WE WILL RISE TOGETHER.
NOW, THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES
ME FROM TIME TO TIME REPORT
THE YOU STATE OF OUR STATE.
AND LADD LAST YEAR WAS GREAT
YEAR FOR MISSISSIPPI.
YOU NEW JOBS WERE CREATED TAX
RELIEF WAS GIVEN WORKFORCE
TRAINING PLANS WERE ENACTED
AND VEINS IN OUR ENERGY AND
HEALTH CARE TOOK HOLD.
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI PROGRAMMES
WERE TAKING SHAPE PROVIDE MORE
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP LOWER
THE DROP-OUT RATES.
MORE CHILDREN ARE BEING
TREATED FOR DISLEAK YEAH DUE
TO LAWS PASSED LAST SESSION
AND THANKS TO WORK OF THIS
LEGISLATURE, THE DEPARTMENT HE
HAD YOU DO INDICATION CHANGED
COMPLICATED FORMULA FOR
RANKING OUR SCHOOLS TO A
SIMPLE ONE.
A THROUGH F AND PASSAGE CHILD
PROTECTION ACT IS GIVE OBJECT
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS MORE
TOOLS TO BRING CHILD PREDATORS
TO JUSTICE.
N 212 YOU HELPED REDUCE ONE OF
MOST BUSINESS-FRIENDLY
LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS IN MODERN
HISTORY, AND I WILL -- I WANT
TO THANK YOU.
THEREFORE I AM PROUD TO STAND
HERE ABLE TO REPORT THAT STATE
OF OUR STATE IS STRONG.
[APPLAUSE].
>> NOW I WOULD BE REMISS IN
NOT RECOGNIZING THOSE THAT
HAVE SUPPORTED ME.
MY CHILDREN KATIE AND PATRICK,
AND SON IN LAW STEVEN ARE HERE
WITH US.
GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU
DO FOR YOUR OLD DAD.
MY LAST JANUARY, I TOLD YOU MY
FIRST JOB WAS TO MAKE SURE
EVERY MAYSIAN WHO WANT A JOB
HAS ONE.
WE HAVE MADE GREAT
IMPROVEMENTS.
AND WITH HELP OF THE AS I
MISDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, WE
GREW OUR EXISTING BUSINESSES
AND BROUGHT NEW WORLD-CLASS
COMPANIES TO OUR STATE.
AND AS GOVERNOR I AM SO PROUD
OF OUR STATE WHEN A NEW
BUSINESS OPENS ITS DOORS OR AN
EXISTING BUSINESS ANNOUNCES AN
EXPANSION.
THOSE ARE MOMENTS THAT ARE A
TESTAMENT TO OUR PEOPLE.
AND COMMITMENT TO JOB
CREATION.
LAST YEAR, MISSISSIPPI
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS
RESULTED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT
OF NEARLY 2 -- I AM SORRY 2700
NEW JOBS.
22,000 -- 22,700.
I WILL GET THIS RIGHT IN A
MINUTE.
2,700 NEW JOHN!
SEE, THIS SUCCESS REPRESENTS A
PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT OF
MORE THAN HALF OF A BILLION
DOLLARS.
LET ME SHARE FEW 50 ANY
ONINVESTMENT TO CONSTRUCT A
SECOND JET ENGINE AT THE SPACE
CENTER THEY CREATED 35 NEWS
JOBS.
HIGH TECH JOB ROSE ROEULS ARE
INTERGRATE PART OF THE
MISSISSIPPI'S AEROSPACE
INDUSTRY.
AND THEY CONTINUE TO DEVELOP
RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TO
FURTHER THE EXPLORATION OF
SPACE.
AND I REMEMBER IT HAS BEEN
SAID MAN MAY ONE DAY GO TO
MARS BUT HE WILL HAVE TO PASS
THROUGH HANCOCK COUNTY TO GET
THERE.
OPENING AND MEDICAL PRODUCT
DISTRIBUTION FACILITY IN SOUTH
HAVEN THAT'S CREATING 10 NEW
JOBS MORE THAN QUARTER OF THE
WORLD'S POPULATION USES THIS
GLOBAL COMPANY'S PRODUCT EVERY
DAY.
THEY ARE WORKING TO BUILD NEW
WAREHOUSE FACILITY AND ALL
CORN COUNTY.
THIS PROJECT REPRESENTS A FRY
SPRAT SECTOR OF MORE THAN 30
MILLION DOLLARS IN CAL PILLAR
WILL CREATE 35 ADDITIONAL JOBS
IN THAT NEW FACILITY.
A FINLAND-BASED PROCESS
TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, THAT PLOWS
MORE THAN 30,000 PEOPLE WORLD
WIDE, ANNOUNCED PLANS TO
FURTHER INVEST IN ITS
OPERATION.
THIS COMPANY ADDING,
APPROXIMATELY, 40 JOBS IN
INVESTING 4 MILLION DOLLARS IN
ITS MISSISSIPPI EXPANSION.
NEESEN IN 2000 IF INHE IS
PRODUCTION ADDth CENTRAL
SENTRA LINE AND 1,000 NEW JOBS
TO ITS CANTON FACILITY.
JUST TWO WEEK AGO, JUST TWO
WEEKS AGO, NISSAN CELEBRATED
10 YEARS OF MANUFACTURERING
EXCELLENCE IN MISSISSIPPI.
AND ANNOUNCED IT WOULD BUILD
YET ANOTHER MODEL IN THIS
STATE, THE MORANO CROSS OVER.
THEY ARE ALSO COMPANIES
CREATING JOBS IN MISSISSIPPI
WHOSE NAME MAY NOT BE
RECOGNIZABLE BUT, O ARE JUST
AS IMPORTANT IN OUR ECONOMIC
THESE BUSINESS ARE GLOBAL
LEADERS IN THEIR INDUSTRIES.
FOR EXAMPLE, WARNER LEADING
POWER TRAIN TECHNOLOGY
MANUFACTURER ANNOUNCED AN
EXPANSION IN WATER SALE WILL
SEE WATER VALLEY AND CREATION
OF 50 NEW JOBS.
H IS BOARD THIRD EXPANSION IN
MISSISSIPPI IN TWO YEARS.
ROCKEL LEADING MANUFACTURER OF
STONE WALL INSTEW LAYING
PRODUCT INVESTING 130 MILLION
DOLLARS TO BUILD ITS FIRST
U.S. MANUFACTURERING PLANT
WHICH WILL CREATE 150 JOBS IN
MARSHAL COUNTY.
FOLEY PRODUCT A MANUFACTURER
OF CONCRETE COMPONENTS
ANNOUNCED NEW FACILITY AND AN
INVESTMENT OF 7 MILLION
DOLLARS IN PRINTERS THERE
CREATE 40 JOBS.
AGAIN ATOEUPBLG 1 MILLION
DOLLARS ITS 7TH, SPANS IN TWO
CREATING A 25 NEW YEARS TWO
WEEKS AGO, COMPONENTS
MANUFACTURER AURORA FLIGHT
SIGNS ANNOUNCED 17 MILLION
DOLLAR EXPANSION CREATING 250
NEW JOBS IN COLOMBUS.
BIOMASS ANNOUNCED IT WOULD
CONSTRUCT NEW WOOD PELLET
PRODUCTION FACILITY IN
ATKPWHROU MISSISSIPPI.
IT IS MISSISSIPPI MADE PELLETS
FUEL THE COMPANY'S POWER
PLANTS AND U.K..
THE PROJECT WILLCLY EIGHT 45
JOBS AND REPRESENT AN
INVESTMENT OF MORE THAN 80
MILLION DOLLARS BY THE
COMPANY.
ONE WEEK AGO WE CUT THE RIBBON
ON COMFORT REVOLUTION'S NEW
FURNITURE MANUFACTURERING
FACILITY IN.
THE COMPANY IS CREATING 200
NEW JOBS.
WHILE I AM NAMED ONLY A FEW OF
SOME OF THE HE LARGEL PROJECT
HERE IN MISSISSIPPI, EFFORT BY
N DAWES HELP ITS FANS ROLE
BUSINESS GO ON EVERY DAY.
CONTRACT MANUFACTURER, OF
LARGE PRESSURE SKRESEL
HEADQUARTERS IN HOLLOW SPRINGS
MISSISSIPPI, HEADQUARTERED IN
HOLLY SPRINGS, IS INVESTING
JUST OVER MILLION DOLLARS TO
EXPAND.
AND CREATE 50 NEW JOBS THERE.
TWO -- -- BLAIN, AND ANNOUNCED
NEW PARTNERSHIP TO
MANUFACTURER SAND USED IN OIL
AND GAS RECOVERY BLAIN
INVESTED 7 MILLION DOLLARS IN
ITS CANADIAN PARTNER INVESTED
27 MILLION IN ITS NEW
MISSISSIPPI OPERATION.
TOGETHER, THESE COMPANIES
CREATED 60 NEW ENERGY-RELATED
JOBS.
OXFORD BASED MORTGAGE
EXPANSION INTO INTERNATIONAL
MARKETS, WHICH IS CREATING 10
NEW JOBS.
THE COMPANY WAS RECENTLY
NAMED -- THIS MAYS COMPANY WAS
NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 100
FINANCIAL TECH COMPANIES IN
THE WORLD.
C.T. HALL.
MARINE HEAD AND THE THE IN
MISSISSIPPI CONSTRUCTING SHIP
REPAIR FACILITY THAT WOULD
GENERATE 400 NEW JOCKS.
CURRENTLY COMPANY CURRENTLY
PLOWS 2,000 PEOPLE.
IT IS MISSISSIPPI SHIPYARD.
I AM PLEASED TONIGHT TO
MENTION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
AND ANNOUNCEMENT.
AND ANNOUNCEMENT HERE TONIGHT,
ASHLEY FURNITURE, ONE LARGEST
FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS IN THE
WORLD, AND A LEADING EMPLOYER
IN OUR STATE, IS EXPANDING ITS
MISSISSIPPI OPERATIONS.
ASHLEY TURN NATURE HAS HAD A
MANUFACTURERING PRESENCE IN
MISSISSIPPI SINCE 1994.
AND THIS WORLD-CLASS COMPANY
HAS CONTINUED TO INVEST IN ITS
MISSISSIPPI OPERATIONS AND IN
OUR PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS.
TODAY, THE COMPANY OPERATES
MANUFACTURERING FACILITIES IN
RIPLY THAT PLOY MORE THAN 30,000
PEOPLE.
2340UZ PEOPLE WITH THIS
EXPANSION, WE WITH THIS
EXPANSION, ASHLEY WILL SOON BE
OPENING A MATTRESS
MANUFACTURERING AND COSTUME
SERVICE CENTER IN BARONA WHICH
WILL CREATE ANOTHER 60 JOBS.
NOW JOINING US TONIGHT IS
MR. ARE ON, CHAIRMAN AND
COOWNER OF THE ASHLEY
FURNITURE.
RON, THANK YOU.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BELIEF IN
MISSISSIPPI.
RON YOU GOT A BIGGER ROUND OF
APPLAUSE THAN I DID.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY YEARS
OF SUCCESS FOR ASHLEY
FURNITURE IN THE STATE OF
MISSISSIPPI.
NOW I ASCRIBE -- DESCRIBE
THESE PROJECT TO YOU SO CAN I
SEE AT ONES WHAT I SEE EVERY
DAY AS GOVERNOR.
IN MAKING CONTACT WITH BY
SELECTION.
THE BEGINNING COMPETITIVE
RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
PUTTING DEAL TOGETHER.
AND LANDING A BUSINESS WIN.
BUT ALL OF THE WORK OUR SISTER
STATES HAVE RECENTLY PUT INTO
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WE MUST
SUPPORT THE CRITICAL ROLE OF
M.D. A..
THAT'S PLEASE, PLEASE!
TONIGHT I CALL ON YOU MAKE
SURE THE WORLD KNOWS
MISSISSIPPI WILL NOT TAKE BACK
SEAT TO ANY ONE WHEN IT COMES
TO ATTRACTING JOBS.
[APPLAUSE].
IN FALL OF THIS YEAR,
MISSISSIPPI WILL BE THE HOST
OF THE UNITED STATES
SOUTHEASTERN ASSOCIATION.
AND JAPAN ASSOCIATION MEETING
ON OUR GULF COURT.
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH JAB NEAT
COMPANIES THAT DO BUSINESS IN
OUR STATE LIKE TOYOTA AND
NISSAN IS STRONG.
HOSTING WHAT WE CALL A IS OUR
OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THAT
PARTNERSHIP FOR THE COMPANY IN
ATTENDANCE.
I AM HONORED HAVE HERE WITH US
TONIGHT OUR AMERICAN CHAIRMAN
OF ZEUSS JAPAN MR. WILLIAM
YATES PRESIDENT AND CEO OF
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BASED IN
PHILADELPHIA MISSISSIPPI.
JOIN ME IN WELCOMING HIM.
THANK YOU, WILLIAM.
THROUGH BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
EFFORTS I GET CHANCE TO MEET
BUSINESS LEADERS FROM AROUND
THE WORLD.
THEY CONTINUALLY EXPRESS
ADMIRATION FOR THE CALL FIVE
YOU ARE O PEOPLE AND OUR
WORKFORCE.
NOW THIS SESSION THERE IS ONE
DEFINITIVE WAY WE CAN MAKE
SURE THAT OUR WORKFORCE WILL
REMAIN COMPETITIVE.
WE MUST IMPROVE OUR PUBLIC
EDUCATION SYSTEM.
AFTER THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION
LAST YEAR, I FORMED A WORKING
GROUP OF EDUCATORS AT ALL
LEVELS TO IDENTIFY THE CORE
PROBLEM MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC
EDUCATION SYSTEM.
AND DEVELOP REALISTIC
RECOMMENDATION FOR
IMPROVEMENT.
STATISTICS ARE TROUBLE.
STATE WAIT FIGURES SHOW THAT
NEARLY 17% OF MISSISSIPPI
STUDENTS THAT BEGIN HIGH
SCHOOL, NEVER GRADUATE.
WORSE, 22 SCHOOL DISTRICT IN
THE STATE HAVE DROP-OUT RATE
OF 25% OR MORE.
WHAT MISSISSIPPI THIRD GRADERS
ARE NOT PROFICIENT AT READING.
ONE-HALF OF MISSISSIPPI THIRD
GRADERS ARE NOT PROFICIENT AT
READING.
MORE THAN 2 THIRDS OF OUR
FOURTH GRADERS AND 8TH
GREATERS ALSO BEHIND IN
READING, AND MISSISSIPPI'S
MATH ATTAINMENTS ARE EQUALLY
DISMAL.
THESE FACTS JUST CAN'T BE
IGNORED.
OR EXPLAINED WAY BY CONCLUDING
WE JUST AREN'T SUSPENSIONING
ENOUGH MONEY PUBLIC EDUCATION.
MAKE WHO MISTAKE THESE
ALARMING NUMBERS ARE EVIDENCE
OF CRISIS IN OUR EDUCATIONAL
SYSTEM.
AND WE ARE TIED DIRECTLY AND
ARE TIED, DIRECTLY TO OUR DROP
DROP-OUT RATE.
AND OUR POVERTY RATES, AND
MORE.
OUR VERY ECONOMIC STABILITY AS
STATE THREATENED I IF OUR
EDUCATION SYSTEM IS NOT
IMPROVED.
OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM SPENT
MORE THAN 35 MILLION DOLLARS
LAST YEAR ON THE REMIDATION,
AND ONLY 11% OF MISSISSIPPI
STUDENT WHO TAKE THE ACC, MET
ALL OF ITS MARKS FOR COLLEGE
READINESS.
WE MUST MAKE REFORMS NOW.
SO THAT OUR CITIZEN CAN BE PRO
DOCUMENTSIVE, IN CONTRIBUTION
TO OUR REAL
I ADMINISTRATION ISSUED SET
POLICIES TO IMPROVE OUR
SCHOOLS.
KNOWN AS EDUCATION WORKS THESE
MEASURES ADDRESS OTHER MOST
PRESSING NEEDS.
ONE OF THE POLICIES MANY OF
YOU HAVE HEARD ME SPEAKING IT
WHAT I CALL THE THIRD GRADE
GATE.
THAT'S SIMPLY MEAN WE WOULD
WILL END SOCIAL PROMOTION
STUDENTS, TO WHO CANNOT READ
AT THIRD GRADE LEVEL.
LET'S TAKE ADDITIONAL TIME TO
INSURE STUDENT HAVE QUARTER
LITERACY SCHOOLS WILL PREPARE
THEM FOR SUCCESS LATER GRADES.
I CALL ON YOU TO ENACT THIS
IMPORTANT REFORM THIS YEAR.
ALSO, I WOULD ALSO ASK YOU TO
FUND 15 MILLION DOLLARS TO
ASSIST LITERACY IMPROVEMENT
EFFORT.
THESE FUND WILL HELP US TRAIN,
TEACHERS BETTER ON TEST
PRACTICE.
AND READING AND INSTRUCTIONS
ALSO HELP PROVIDE READING
INTERVENTIONIST, THAT STRUGGLE
THIRD GRADERS AND OTHER
STUDENTS.
OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM, DOES A
BETTER JOB EARLY ON MAKING
SURE THAT STUDENT CAN READ ON
GRADE LEVEL WHEN WE DO THAT.
WHEN WE MAKE SURE THOSE
STUDENTS CAN READ EARLY ON.
ON THEIR GRADE LEVEL, AND WE
KNOW REMIDATION COSTS WILL
DECLINE.
I ALSO DISCUSSED PAPER FOR
ANSWER OR MERIT PAY FOR YOUR
TEACHERS.
NOW I BELIEVE WE YOU HAD HE
WRAEURD BEST TEACH BEERS
COMPENSATION.
LET ME BE CLEAR.
THANK YOU.
LET ME BE VERY CLEAR NO
TEACHER WILL BE LOSE ANY
SALARY.
LA MAR -- FOUR DISTRICT HAVE
AGREED TO PILOT THIS PROGRAM.
AND RESULTS, WILL BE HELP
IMPLEMENT EVALUATIONS USING
FRAMEWORK TO ESTABLISHED BY
THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION.
REWARDING OUR BEST TEACHERS
WITH HIGHER PAY IS A BEST WAY
TO KEEP GREAT TEACHERS IN
CLASSROOMS.
AND ADDITION, TO KEEPING AND
REWARDING GREAT CLASSROOM
TEACHERS, WE MUST RAISE THE
BAR FOR NEW TEACHERS.
THE BILL I SUBMITTED RAISES
TRENT TRANS STAND SCARED FOR
EDUCATION PROGRAM.
UNDER THIS ACT, IS A STUDENT,
MUST HAVE A 21 ACP SCORE AND A
MINIMUM GPA OF 3.0 TO BECOME A
TEACHER.
NOW ANY THING LESS FOR OUR
STUDENTS?
WE CAN ALSO INCENTIVIZE THE
BEST AND BRIGHTEST STUDENTS TO
BE SCHOOLTEACHERS.
BY PAYING FOR THEM TO ATTEND
INSTATE COLLEGE.
I AM ASKING FOR YOU FUND 20
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS WHO
HAVE A 28 ACP SCORE AND 3.5
GPA, TO COMMIT TO TEACHING, IN
MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR
FIVE YEARS.
[APPLAUSE].
WHEN COMES TO EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION EARLY WE MUST BE
REALISTIC.
I BELIEVE THAT PARENT, HAVE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR
CHILD'S EARLY LEARNING.
BUT UNFORTUNATELY, MANY HAVE
ABANDONED THAT DUTY.
TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WE
SHOULD WORK WITHIN EXISTING
FRAMEWORK WITH CHILD CARE
CENTER THROUGH OUT THE STATE,
AND CONTINUE TO ASSIST AND
IMPROVING THEIR EFFORTS BY
WORKING WITH SUCCESSFUL
PROGRAM NOW I AM ASKING YOU TO
FUND 3 MILLION DOLLARS TO
CONTINUE THE LITERACY RESEARCH
BUILDING BLOCKS, THAT'S SO HE
WOULD CAN HELP MAKE SURE
CHILDREN BEGIN SCHOOL READY TO
LEARN.
BEFORE TOO LONG, A FAMILY
STREET ADDRESS LOCKED THEM
BEHIND WALL INTO ONE SCHOOL.
WHAT IF THAT SCHOOL WHY
FAILING?
THAT WHAT DOES PARENT HAVE?
AS OF TODAY, THE ANSWER IS
NONE.
TONIGHT I AM CALLING ON YOU TO
CHANGE THAT.
WHEN DISTRICT LISTEN CLOSELY,
PLEASE WHEN DISTRICTS HAVE
CHOOSE TO ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM
OTHER ATTENDANCE ZONES WE
SHOULD ALLOW THEM TO DO SO.
OPEN ENROLLMENT WILL CREATE
COMPETITION AND OFFER FREEDOM
FOR RESTRICTIONS THAT KEEP
CHILDREN IN FAILING SCHOOLS.
THIS MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURES
LET US TEAR DOWN THOSE WALLS.
I AM ASKING YOU TO PASS AN
FACT THAT WILL CREATE
PRIVATELY FUNDED OPPORTUNITIES
COLLARSHIPS SO STUDENTS WHO
ARE BELOW 250% OF THE POVERTY
LEVEL AND LIVE IN D AND F
SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND HAVE A
CHANCE TO TAKE RESOURCES AND
GO ELSEWHERE.
AND TONIGHT LET US COMMIT
OURSELVES TO GIVE PARENTS A
CHOICE SO CHILDREN CAN HAVE A
CHANCE.
NOW, WE SHOULD ALSO HAVE A
WORKABLE SUCCESSFUL CHARTER
SCHOOL ACT THAT PROVIDES
CHOICES FOR PARENTS.
MORE THAN 40 OTHER STATES HAVE
THIS OPTION.
SHOULD WE ALLOW SUCH
OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR OWN
CHILDREN?
NOW I SAW SENATE AND HOUSE FOR
THEIR EFFORTS ON THIS
IMPORTANT ISSUE.
WHEN GOOD CHARTER SCHOOL BILL
REACHES MY DECKS I INTEND TO
SIGN IT.
[APPLAUSE].
THANK YOU.
I AM ALSO ASKING YOU TO
SUPPORT DROP-OUT PRE VENGE
PROGRAM LIKE JOBS FOR
MISSISSIPPI GRADUATES.
NATIONALER IS STPEU INDICATION
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND
ENROLLED NO WORKFORCE
TRAINING.
AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT TEACH
FOR AMERICA AND THE
MISSISSIPPI TEACHER COURT.
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN
REMINDED US IN HIS 1982 STATE
OF UNION OF THE COUNTLESS --
COUNTED AMONG THOSE HEROS ARE
PARENT WORKED SO HARD TO BRING
MORE OPPORTUNITIES AND A
BETTER LIFE TO THEIR CHILDREN.
IT IS FOR THESE QUIET HERO
THAT WE STRIVE.
WE MUST MAKE AVAILABLE THE
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED.
NO LONGER SHOULD WE TIGHTLY
GRIP THE KEY TO GATE TRAPS
CHILDREN IN POORLY-PERFORMING
SCHOOLS AND DISTRICT.
THAT KEY SHOULD BE FREELY
OFFERED.
TONIGHT, I URGE YOU TO PROTECT
MISSISSIPPI ECONOMIC FUTURE BY
ENACTING THE BOLD REFORMS.
[APPLAUSE].
IT IS EMPAIRIVE THAT WE
REMEMBER WHAT OTHERS HAVE ALSO
KNOWN.
THE PATH TO MISSISSIPPI
ECONOMIC SUCCESS MUST PASS
THROUGH THE SCHOOL HOUSE DOOR.
I AM HONOURED THAT BOTH
CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE AND
HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE HAVE
AGREED TO AUTHOR EDUCATION
WORKS ACT FOR 2013.
AND I THANK SENATOR GRAY AND
REPRESENTATIVE JON MOORE FOR
THEIR COURAGE AND SUPPORT.
JUST FAILURE AND PUBLIC
EDUCATION CAN THREATEN OUR
ECONOMIC STABILITY SO, TOO CAN
OVERREACHING FEDERAL MANDATE.
MISSISSIPPI IS FACED WITH
SHOULDERING COST OF THE
SO-CALLED AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
OR SOME CALL IT OBAMACARE.
THE MANY OF THESE COSTS WILL
BE THRUST UPON US WITHOUT OUR
CONSENT.
HOWEVER, SUPREME COURT SAID WE
DO RESERVE RIGHT TO CHOOSE
WHETHER OR NOT WE EXPAND
MEDICAID.
LET ME BE CLEAR.
ANY LAW THAT WILL ADD 300,000
MISSISSIPPIAN TO FEDERAL
ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM HARSH PA
LIE FUND BY STATE WILL EITHER
RESULT HUGE TAX INCREASE OR
DRASTIC CUTS EDUCATION PUBLIC
SAFETY JOB CREATION AND OTHER
BUDGETS.
IT WILL LEAVE OUR CHILDREN AND
GRANDCHILDREN WITH A
BALLOONING FEDERAL DEBT.
THE RESEARCH COMPANY MILMAN
ANALYZED AFFORDABLE CARE
ABILITY.
AND POTENTIAL IMPACT ON
MISSISSIPPI.
THEY DETERMINED THAT IF
MISSISSIPPI FULLY EXPANDS
MEDICAID, OUR STATE WILL SPEND
MORE THAN 12 BILLION DOLLARS
ON THE PROGRAM BETWEEN 2014
AND 2020.
THESE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING.
NOW, INSTEAD OF ASSUME MORE
HUGE COSTS WE CANNOT AFFORD, I
WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE SPEND
OUR TIME AND EFFORT IN FINDING
GOOD JOBS FOR ALL
MISSISSIPPIANS.
WE SHOULD BE COMPASSIONATE BY
LOWER MEDICAID POPULATIONS
THROUGH ECONOMIC TKPWROERBGTS
AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
ACCESS PRIVATE SECTOR HEALTH
CARE.
APPLAUSE.
NOW THE HEALTH -- FURTHER OUR
MEDICAL INDUSTRY AND TO
IDENTIFY WAYS TO IMPROVE OUR
PERSONAL HEALTH TO DO BOTH, I
AM PLOWSED TO ANNOUNCE,
TONIGHT, THE FOUR PLACE OF THE
MISSISSIPPI HEALTH CARE
SOLUTIONS INSTITUTE.
ABOUT DR. CLAY HAYES RESPECTED
CARED OLDGIST FOREMAN CHAIRMAN
JACKSON AREA CHAMBER
PARTNERSHIP WILL SERVE AS THE
FIRST CHAIR OF THIS NON
GOVERNMENT NON PROFIT GROUP.
THIS INSTITUTE WILL SERVE AS
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, IF YOU
WILL OF HEALTH CARE.
BRINGING OUR MEDICAL INDUSTRY
TOGETHER IN SUPPORTING HEALTH
CARE AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER IN
OUR PLEASE JOIN ME THANKING
DR. CLAY HEYS FOR ASSUMING
THIS CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITY.
THANK YOU, DR. HAYS.
ONE ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE STEP
WE MUST TAKE IS INCREASING THE
NUMBER OF DOCTORS IN
MISSISSIPPI.
WE KNOW THAT PHYSICIAN CREATED
ABOUT 2 MILLION DOLLARS IN
ECONOMIC IMPACT MINUTE THEY
ENTER THEIR COMMUNITIES.
THIS INCLUDES PEOPLE THEY
HIGHER AND EQUIPMENT, AND
SUPPLIES THEY BUY RUN THEIR
OFFICES.
HAVE WHO WILL CREATE BETTER
HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR ALL OF
MISSISSIPPIANS.
THEY ARE BY LOWER COST OF
HEALTH CARE.
JUST THIS MORNING I JOINED THE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
MEDICAL CENTER TOO BREAK
GROUND ON NEW EXPANSION SCHOOL
OF PHEFD CIN.
WITH ADDITION OF NEW
CLASSROOMS, AND LABORATORYS
EACH INCOMING CLASS AND
MEDICAL STUDENT WILL INCREASE
MORE THAN 160.
THIS MEANS MISSISSIPPI WILL
GRADUATE MORE DOCTORS.
THE UNIVERSITY ESTIMATES THAT
BY 2025, AND AN EXPAND MEDICAL
SCHOOL WILL PRODUCE 1,000 NEW
PHYSICIANS THAT'S MORE THAN
19,000 NEW JOBS.
NOW, I -- I WILL ASK THE
LEGISLATURE TO CONSIDER THE
IMPACT OF THIS MEDICAL SCHOOL
ON OUR STATE.
AND PLEASE SUPPORT ITS GROWTH.
WE SHOULD ALSO LOOK TO OUR
ENERGY SECTOR FOR GROWTH AND
JOB OPPORTUNITIES.
MISSISSIPPI IS A LEADER IN
MANY ENERGY-RELATED POLL SEES
AND INDUSTRY PRACTICES.
BY SUPPORTING ENERGY
DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT WE
CAN BRING MORE JOBS TO OUR
RESIDENTS.
AS CHAIR OF THE SOUTHERN STATE
ENERGY BOARD, I WILL WORK HARD
TO MAKE SURE MISSISSIPPI IS
THE POSITIONED AS LEADER IN
THE ENERGY ECONOMY OF OF THE
FUTURE.
AS I KNOW UNDERSTAND.
MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS CLIMATE
PLAYS AN CRITICAL ROLE IN
TRACKING NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND
NEW JOBS FOR OUR STATE.
AND MY EXECUTIVE BUDGET
RECOMMENDATION PROPOSE A SMALL
BUSINESS TAX RELIEF MEASURE
THAT WILL FURTHER STABLIZE OUR
BUSINESS CLIMATE.
BY EACH JUNE CERTAIN SMALL
EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE ARE
REQUIRED TO FREE PAY PORTION
OF THEIR TACKS.
THIS IS KNOWN AS THE DELAY
ACCELERATED TAX PAYMENT.
NAME ONLY GOVERNOR COULD
CREATE.
DELAYED ACCELERATED TAX
PAYMENT.
AND THIS MOVE PUTS A LARGE
BURDEN ON OUR STATE'S JOB
CREATORS.
MY BUDGET PROPOSES RELIEVE FOR
SMALL EMPLOYERS AND I URGE THE
LEGISLATURE TO SUPPORT IT.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES JOINS
ME IN CAUSE AND I HOPE YOU
WILL JOINS.
LAST YEAR TOOK STEPS TO
PROTECT MISSISSIPPI'S
FINANCIAL STABILITY.
YOU WERE VERY RESPONSIVE TO MY
WEEST SEND NO MORE THAN 98% OF
THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE AND I
MADE THE SAME REQUEST THIS
YEAR AND ASKED YOU TO JOIN ME
IN THIS COMMIT TO ENTER THE TO
SAVING THAT I KNOW YOU WILL.
I ALSO ASKED YOU TO HEED
GUIDANCE FROM MY AND SUPPORT
THE CENTRAL TPUFPBGS OUR
GOVERNMENT.
STAINED THIS DIFFICULT TO
DECISIONS REQUIRE WHEN
ALLOCATING LIMITED RESOURCES
FOR MULTIPLE THE I SUBMIT
GOVERNOR.
AND AS LIEUTENANTS GOVERNOR, I
SERVED DURING THE BEGINNING OF
THE WORST FINANCIAL CRISIS IN
A DECADE.
WE HAD TO MAKE TOUGH CHOICES
TO BUT MORE THAN 100 MILLION
DOLLARS IN STATE GOVERNMENT IN
FOUR YEARS.
HOWEVER, I BELIEVE PROBABLY
PUBLIC SAFE TOO ECONOMIC ARE
IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF OUR
GOVERNMENT.
PUBLIC SAFETY ESSENTIAL.
AND THEY SHOULD BE TREATED AS
SUCH.
NOW I WILL ACCEPT THAT ANY
AGENCY CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF
MANAGE THEIR RESOURCES BELIEVE
ME.
I CAN CONTINUALLY CHALLENGE MY
EXUSIVE AGENCIES TO DO JUST
THAT.
I ESPECIALLY ASK IF YOU WILL,
IF YOU WILL WORK WITH BEST OF
YOUR ABILITY WITH MY NEW OUR
NEW OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MDA MR. BRENT CHRIS JOHNSON TO
SUPPORT THE ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS
RECRUITMENT, AND TOURISM IN
MAYS.
BRENT THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE
TONIGHT.
BOND BY THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO
RISK AND MANY CASES GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THE LIVES SOMEONE
ELSE.
HUMAN ACTS OF SELF LESSNESS.
OR WHAT SUSTAINED DIE FINE OUR
GREAT NATION.
AS MISSISSIPPIAN ONE COULD SAY
OUR MOST ACTIVE SECURITY
THREAT IS THE STRIKE OF SECTOR
WEATHER.
AND LAST YEAR LYING MANY YEARS
PRAIRIE MIND US SUDDEN DANGER
THAT SEVERE WEATHER CAN BRING.
THIS IS MISSISSIPPI SUFFERED
IMPACT OF THE HURRICANE ISAAC
JUST A FEW SHORT MONTHS AGO.
THIS STORM DESTROYED HOME
THREATENED DAMNS AND FLOODED
COMMUNITIES.
FAMILIES WERE RESCUED FROM THE
RISING FLOODWATERS BY SWIFT
WATER BOAT TEAMS.
I AM PROUD TO HAVE PERSONALLY
WITNESSED BRAVERY OF THE
INDIVIDUALS WHO MISSISSIPPI
NATIONAL GUARD, TO WILD LIFE
FISHERIES AND PARKS.
AND DEPARTMENT PUBLIC SAFETY
AND MANY LOCAL RESPONSE
AGENCIES.
IN ALL, NEARLY00 MISSISSIPPIAN
OWE THEIR LIVES TO THE DARING
RESCUES OF THESE BRAVE MEN AND
WOMEN.
PLEASE JOIN ME IN THANKING
THESE MISSISSIPPIIAN HEROS.
[APPLAUSE].
SO NOW WE AND THIS GOVERNMENT
AT THIS PLACE AND WE WILL TIME
HAVE BEGUN OUR SECOND YEAR OF
SERVICE.
NOW I KNOW EACH OF YOU
UNDERSTAND THAT NOTHING WHICH
TRULY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IS
EVER ACHIEVED ALONE.
IS YOUR GOVERNOR I STAND READY
TO LEAD OUR STATE FORWARD.
I HAVE ASKED YOU TO CONSIDER
SOME BOLD INITIATIVES TONIGHT.
AND I AM UNDER NO ILLUSION
THAT ACCOMPLISHING THEM WILL
BE EASY.
BUT PREPARE PARAPHRASE JON F.
KENNEDY, WE DO NOT ATTEST
THESE THINGS BECAUSE THEY
ARIZE.
BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE HARD AND
WE ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT THE
CHALLENGE.
I KNOW THAT ALL OF US SHARE
GOOD INTENTIONS, AND GREAT
HOPES FOR OUR MUTUAL SUCCESS.
I AM REMINDED OF CHAPTER ONE
VERSE 18 IN BOOK OF ISAIAH
WHERE THE PROVE AT THE TIME
WRITES, PROPHET WRITES.
LET US REACH THEM TOGETHER.
HERE MY PLEDGE TO YOU.
WORK IN GOOD FAITH WITH ME ON
ITEM BOTH EASY AND HARD AND I
WILL PLEDGE TO YOU TO DO THE
SAME.
WE ARE STATE OF GREAT PEOPLE.
WE ARE CONFIDENT, AND PURSUING
A PROMISING FUTURE.
REMEMBER, NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
BITESSELF.
WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO
ACHIEVE BIG THINGS AND
TOGETHER WE WILL.
GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU.
GOD BLESS MISSISSIPPI.
WE AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA.
THANK YOU.
[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE].
THANK YOU GOVERNOR BRYANT A WE
COME TO CLOSE, I WOULD LIKE TO
RECOGNIZE THE AGAIN FROM PEARL
RIVER, DON TO DISSOLVE JOINT
SESSION.
I MOVE THIS SUE PWHRAOEPL BE
DESOLLED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
YOU HAVE HEARD THE MOTION FROM
THE GE GENTLEMAN FROM PEARL
RIVER.
THIS JOINT SUE PWHRAOEPL
ALTHOUGH IN FAVOR SAY I.
AND ALL SAY NO.
JOINT ASSEMBLY NOW DISSOLVED.
NOW DIGITAL RESPONSE.
GOOD EVENING.
I AM BRIAN CLARK
REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT
FOR 47.
REPRESENTING.
IT IS HONOR GIVE DEMOCRATIC
RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR BRYANT ON
BEHALF HALF MY DISTRICT AND MY
FELLOW DEMOCRATICS
LEGISLATURES, AND THE
MISSISSIPPI DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
AS YOUNG BOY TRAVELING COP TOM
WITH MY FATHER I LEARNED
SERVICE DIFFERENT LIVES OF
OTHERS.
THIS YEAR WE LOST THREE
MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE WHO
HAVE BEEN SERVICE HERE.
I WILL STATE GREAT SENATOR
BENNIE TURNER SENATOR ALEX
SKPHAOUPB REPRESENTATIVE
DAVID.
NOW, WE MUST HONOR LEGACY BY
RECOMMITTING OURSELVES TO
MAKING MISSISSIPPI BETTER
PLACE FOR ALL OF OUR FAMILIES.
IT IS A SAD TRUTH THAT AT
TIME WHEN SO MANY OF OUR
FAMILIES ARE STRUGGLING, WITH
SERIOUS KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES
SUCH AS PAYING BILLS, SAVING
FOR COLLEGE AND FINDING WORK,
MISSISSIPPI REPUBLICAN FIXED
ON AGENDA AIMED DEEP
EGG-DIVISION BETWEEN US,
RATHER CALLING TO COMMON
PURPOSE.
IF MISSISSIPPI TO ACHIEVE THIS
POTENTIAL, WE MUST STOP
PLAYING POLITICAL GAMES AND
PUT A PROPER FOCUS ON JOB
CREATION.
THOSE SAME REPUBLICAN WHO
CAST CRITICAL EYE ON THE
NATIONAL DEBT, AND EMPLOYMENT
RATE DURING LAST YEAR'S
ELECTION HAVE FORGOTTEN.
THIS WOULD MUST TAKE CARE OF
HOME FIRST.
8.6
WHO HAVE STOPPED LOOKING FOR
WORK, MISSISSIPPI UNEMPLOYMENT
RATE IS HIGHER THAN NATIONAL
AVERAGE.
INSTEAD OF FIGHTING TO PUT
MISSISSIPPIAN BACK TO WORK WE
SPENT FAR TOO MUCH TIME, ON
PAIR POLITIC APP ISSUES THAT
HAVE MADE IT HARDER ON OUR
WORKERS.
THERE SIMPLE REASON THAT
MISSISSIPPI HAS NOT SEEN
ECONOMIC GROWTH UNDER THE NEW
REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP.
THEY DON'T HAVE A JOB PLAN.
WE CAN DO BETTER.
AND AS DEMOCRATIC AND
LEGISLATURE, ARE CHITTED TO
AGENDA THAT CREATES JOBS BY
GIVING SMALL BUSINESSES TOOLS
THEY NEED TO SUCCEED AND BY
PUTTING MISSISSIPPIAN BACK TO
WORK BUILDING OUR STATE
INFRASTRUCTURE.
SUCCESSFUL ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT PLAN MUST INCLUDE
UTILIZING BOTH OF THE
APPROPRIATATION AND BONDING
PROCESS PROVIDE FUNDS FOR
ROADS BRIDGES, AND BY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND
UNIVERSITIES, FOR REPAIRS AND
RENOVATIONS.
AND HELP US OUR SMALL CITIES
AND COUNTIES WHO ARE FILL
TPAOELING PRESSURE OF A SLOW
CON.
THE TRUTH IS SMALL BUSINESSES
RELY ON THESE PROGRAMMES TO
KEEP CURRENT EMPLOYEES ON THE
PAYROLL.
AND GROW THEIR BUSINESS.
AND GOOD NEWS IS, WE CAN MEET
ALL OF THESE GOALS WITHOUT
RAISING ANY TAXES.
THANK YOU YEARS REPONSIBLE
BUDGETING WE HAVE MORE THAN 19
MILLION DOLLARS UNACCOUNTED
FOR GOVERNOR BRYANT'S BUDGET.
THESE DOLLARS REPRESENT TAX
PAYMENT FROM MISSISSIPPI
FAMILIES, THAT WERE SENT TO
JACKSON TO KEEP STATE
GOVERNMENT RUNNING.
INSTEAD OF PUTTING THAT MOINE
TO WORK, POLITICANS ARE
PARKING THAT MONEY IN ACCOUNT.
MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK BETTER.
THIS IS NOT BEING GOOD
STEWARDS OF OUR STATE
RESOURCES.
WE SHOULD NOT ACT OUR HEALTH
CARE SYSTEM TO SUFFER WE HAVE
MONEY BANK THEY CAN HELP.
AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE
PROBATION PROCESS IS ABOUT
VALUES AND PAUSES.
AND, AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE
2013 SESSION WE HAVE TO MAKE
SURE OUR RESOURCES ARE BEING
USED TO CREATE JOBS.
AND GROW OUR ECONOMY.
F. WE HAVE HOPE GET OUT OF
MISSISSIPPI'S DOUBLE DIP
RECESSION WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE
A RENEWED FOCUS ON OUR
ECONOMY.
ACCORDING TO ONE OF OUR STATE
ECONOMIST WHILE OTHER STATES
SAW ECONOMIC GROWTH IN 2012.
MISSISSIPPI WAS ONE OF ONLY
HAD STATES IN THE COUNTRY THAT
ACTUALLY WENT BACKWARDS AND
SLIPPED BACK INTO A RECESSION.
IT IS NOT HARD TO DIAGNOSE THE
PROBLEM.
DURING LAST YEAR SESSION YOU
PAID 174 LEGISLATURES TO SPEND
COUNT LESS HOURS OF COMMITTEE
TIMES AND FLOOR DEBATE ON THE
PERSON HOOD ISSUE.
AND ISSUE THAT WAS
OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTED BY
MISSISSIPPI VOTERS DURING 2011
ELECTION.
AND IN FACT, THERE WAS 13
BILLS FIVE BY MEMBERS OF THE
LEGISLATURE THAT WAS COPY
SIGNED ADDRESS PERSONAL HOOD.
AND ALMOST ALL OF THOSE
PROPOSALS FOUND THEIR WAY ON
TO COMMITTEE AGENDA WE ALSO
WAIT TIME ON IMMIGRATION BILL,
THAT DIDN'T EVEN HAVE THE
SUPPORT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
BUSINESS LEADERS IS OUR CITIES
NOR OUR COUNTIES.
WE CANNOT AFFORD TO WASTE ANY
MORE TIME STAYED -- HELPING
THEM BUILD POLITICAL RESUME
TIME GET REAL FOCUS LAKE ON
OUR STATE ECONOMY.
WE HAVE ALL HEARD POLITICANS
TALK ABOUT EDUCATION DURING
ELECTION.
AND MISSISSIPPI NO DIFFERENT.
EVERY CANDIDATE FOR
MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE
PROMISED THAT IF LEAKED THEY
WOULD GO TO JACKSON AND FIX
OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM.
UNFORTUNATELY, I LEGISLATIVE
LEADER FORGET TALK WITH
PARENTS.
EDUCATION AND TAXPAYER ABOUT
THEIR PLANS.
THAT'S WHY WE SPENT SO MUCH
TIME TALKING ABOUT EACH
OTHER'S SCHOOL BILL THAT WAS
NOT VETED BY ANY ONE EXCEPT
OUT OF STATE GROUPS THAT WANT
TO PROFIT OFF THE BACK OF OUR
CHILDREN.
BUT WE CAN'T JUST SAY NO.
THAT'S WHY THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY EDUCATION PLAN IS TO
SEEK OUT NEW INKNOW WAYS
IMPROVE EDUCATION UNDERER IS
SFD PARTS OF STATE AND STRESS
THOSE GETTING RIGHT.
MISSISSIPPI HAS AN OPPORTUNITY
TO GROW ITS ECONOMY, AND BY
USING PROPOSED FORMULA CHANGE
MEDICAID PROGRAM.
RIGHT NOW, 25% OF
MISSISSIPPIAN ARE ENROLLED ON
MEDICAID S..
NEW CHANGES WILL ALLOW STATE
INCREASE MEDICAID COVERAGE BY
USING INDEX OF 133% OF THE
POVERTY LEVEL.
THAT MEANS A MISSISSIPPI
FAMILY OF FOUR WITH HOUSEHOLD
INCOME OF 30 THOUSAND WILL BE
ELIGIBLE.
BY ALLOWING THEM HAVE EXCESS
HEALTH CARE, WE CAN SAVE STATE
NEARLY HALF BILLION DOLLARS A
YEAR IN FUNDS BEING USED TO
PAY FOR UNCOMPETENCE SAY THED
CARE.
FOR EXAMPLE.
6 MILLION OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS
WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF
MEDICAL CENTER COVER
UNCOMPENSATEED WITH FOLKS WHO
NEEDED EMERGENCY SERVICE, BUT
DIDN'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.
BY GIVING SOME OF AI MISIAN
ACCESS, THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL
NO LONGER HAVE TO USE THE
EMERGENCY ROOMS LIKE DOCTOR
OFFICE AND THEY CAN INSTEAD HE
RECEIVE THE KINDS OF ONGOING
CARE THAT WILL HELP PREVENT
SOME OF THE ILLNESSES THAT
CURRENTLY CREATE DRAIN TURN
ECONOMY.
MEDICAID CHANGED ALSO, HELP
SOME PEOPLE COME OFF THE
OVERPRICED PLANS THAT CAUSE
MISSISSIPPI TAXPAYER TOO MUCH.
BY MOVING QUALIFIED
INDIVIDUALS OFF OF THE STATE
INSURANCE PLANS ON TO A
MEDICAID PLAN, STATE WILL SAY
MORE MONEY.
MEDICAID ALSO OFFERS MIHEVIC
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO FIX SOME
RECENT BUDGETING ERRORS.
DURING THE 2012 SESSION, WE
REPUBLICAN MOVED 70 MILLION
DOLLARS FROM THE BUDGET, AND
NAME OF ENDING THE INVENTORY.
AND THERE WAS NO EFFORT
REPLACE THESE FUNDS.
MEDICAID CHANGE COULD PROVIDE
6.4 BILLION DOLLARS IN FIRST
THREE YEARS THAT WOULD PUT TO
WORK AND IMOFING OUR KETTLE
CARE SYSTEM AND CREATING A
JOBS.
CAN FOURTH YEAR, WE COULD
PROVIDE OUR ASSESSMENTS OF 160
MILLION DOLLARS RECEIVE AN
ADDITIONAL 1.BILLION DOLLARS
ANNUALLY.
TO REVOLUTIONIZE MISSISSIPPI'S
HEALTH CARE.
AND PUT MISSISSIPPI INTO WORK.
THIS TEN INVESTMENT
GROWING I CON THAT IS ADD
IMPACT OF MAKING UP SOME
SPHRAOEP BUDGET WORK DONE OVER
THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS.
IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SIMPLY SAY
THAT THEY THINGS YOU HAVE FOR
OR AGAINST.
YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOLUTIONS.
DID DID MISSISSIPPI
LEGISLATURE HAVE FIVE NUMBER
ONE, LEGISLATION FUND
INFRASTRUCTURE.
LIKE ROADS, BRIDGES, AND SMALL
CITIES AND COUNTIES, AND OUR
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND
UNIVERSITIES.
TWO, EDUCATION REFORMS THAT
TARGETS FAILING SCHOOL
DISTRICT.
AND THREE, TAKING ADVANTAGE
CHANGES MEDICAID PROGRAM.
THAT WILL ROW I HAD HEALTH
CARE AND CREATE JOBS.
AND FOUR, MAKING SURE THAT WE
USE ALL OF THE AVAILABLE
RESOURCES TO HELP OUR STATE.
SIMPLY DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO
HOARD TAXPAYER FUNDS WHILE
MISSISSIPPI CHILDREN ARE WORK
FAMILIES SUFFER.
WHEN WE DO USE SAVING ACCOUNT,
IT SHOULD BE PUT IN ACCOUNT
THAT GIVES THE STATE PREFERRED
RATE.
FINALLY, MISSISSIPPI DEMOCRATS
PROUD STATE STATE PLOY
NECESSARY THAT FIRST RESTAND
DERS CLASSROOM TEACHERS, THOSE
PUBLIC SRAERPBTS HELP MAKE
MISSISSIPPI GREAT.
WOULD WOULD REMEMBER THE
PROMISE WE MADE TO THESE
EMPLOYEES, WE WILL NOT ALLOW
THOSE PROMISE TO BE BROKEN IN
NAME OF POLITICAL WE HAVE AN
OPPORTUNITY TONIGHT TO REUSHER
TIME OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH FOR
ALL MISSISSIPPIAN.
WE ASK MISSISSIPPIAN JOIN US
THIS EFFORT.
TO TOGETHER MISSISSIPPI CAN
AND WILL DO BETTER.
THANK YOU.
YOU HEARD GOVERNOR APRIORITY
LEGISLATURE.
WHAT LAW MAKE GOING TO DO?
MATCH THE REVIEW AT OBJECT
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