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Statewide burn ban: DOs and DON'Ts

Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation initiating a statewide burn ban, effective immediately. Since this ban is in place until further notice fire experts want you to take this time to brush up on controlled burning safety.

Governor Phil Bryant discusses Gordon

This morning, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was at the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency to give a full run down of how the Coast and the state handled Tropical Storm Gordon. He says preparation for any storm is vital for…

Governor Bryant will not appoint McDaniel

Governor Phil Bryant announced Thursday he will not be appointing state Senator Chris McDaniel to succeed long-time Republican Senator Thad Cochran. Governor Bryant said his decision to appoint a new U.S. senator will not be influenced by Republican lawmakers in…

Governor Bryant comments on abortion and Senate

Today in Biloxi, Governor Phil Bryant spoke about homeland defense as well as other important topics in Mississippi. While at the summit, News 25 got to speak briefly with Governor Bryant regarding House Bill 1510, a bill that would prevent…

2018 Mississippi legislative priorities

This afternoon, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is set to discuss his legislative priorities for 2018. The Republican delivers his State of the State speech at 5 p.m. today at the Capitol. During his 2017 speech, Bryant said legislators should consider…

The day after Nate

Hurricane Nate hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast over the weekend as a category one hurricane, making landfall twice before heading inland. It was the first time since Katrina that a hurricane has made landfall in the state of Mississippi and…

Gov. Bryant On U.S. Air Strikes

Governor Phil Bryant took to Facebook writing quote: “This president will not let these atrocities continue. The red line was crossed, and the U.S. has acted. We should all stand with president trump as he strikes a brutal dictator. It…

Religious Accommodations Act Appeal

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments about Mississippi’s controversial religious accommodations act that would allow merchants to cite religious beliefs to deny services to same sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves halted the law before it could take…

Mississippi Governor Speaks

Governor Phil Bryant has joined seven other republican governors in a letter endorsing the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The letter sent Thursday to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan was also…

Arbor Day Tree Giveaways

This coming Friday is Arbor Day. Governor Phil Bryant has named February 10 to the 17 as Arbor Day tree planting week. Groups all cross the state are set to give away trees this Arbor Day for you to plant…

State Lottery State of the State

Governor Phil Bryant is telling state lawmakers it might be time to start a state lottery. The Republican Governor said in his State Address Tuesday that allowing the games of chance would be a way to generate revenue without raising…

State of the State Address

Governor Phil Bryant is delivering his State of the State Address. From budget cuts to education and job creation, the governor has plenty to talk about.

State of the State Address

Governor Phil Bryant encouraged support for law enforcement, education reform, and restoration during his State of the State Address this evening in Jackson. News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us inside Capitol chambers. Hundreds filled the Capitol chamber in Jackson, eager…

Governor Signs Executive Order

While many bills sit on the desk for Governor Phil Bryant to sign, today he signed an executive order in hopes of keeping men and women safe in the work place. Executive order 1392 requires all state agencies to complete…

Lottery Legislation Filed At Session

One State legislator is looking to hit the jackpot by bringing the lottery to Mississippi. Democratic Representative Alyce Clark of Jackson filed two lottery bills. One of those bills would create the Mississippi Lottery for Education and have it administered…

2017 State Fiscal Budget

Three of the state's top leaders plan to follow the State's Rainy Day fund law. Governor Phil Bryant, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and speaker of the house Philip Gun all agree only 98 percent of the state's projected revenue for…

Officials Worried About Opioid Abuse

State officials are worried about Mississippi’s Opioid problems. This after Governor Phil Bryant issues an executive order creating an opioid and heroin study task force. The state hasn't seen the dramatic increases in deaths related to the misuse of prescription…

Governor Bryant Says he will stay in Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant is walking back speculation he might consider a job in the Trump administration. While he was in Biloxi Tuesday, Bryant said he plans to serve his full term as governor, a term with three years remaining. Bryant…

Governor Makes Budget Recommendations

Governor Bryant releases his recommendations for the 2018 year budget, beginning July 1st, proposing higher spending for foster care and K-12 education. Bryant says he wants to maintain current spending levels for public safety, military operations, veterans’ services, emergency management,…

Gov. Bryant Meets With Trump Transition Team

Governor Phil Bryant meets with a leader of president-elect Donald Trump's transition team. According to a post on the governor's Facebook page, the meeting happened yesterday in Washington D.C. Bryant has said he is not actively seeking an appointment in…

Governor Bryant Releases Statement

Governor Phil Bryant releases this statement via his Facebook page this morning. "It appears Donald J. Trump has won the presidency. Our republic gives voters the power to decide elections. Hardworking patriots rose up on Election Day and reminded the…

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week October 24th-28th

Hurricane season may soon be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. Today, Governor Phil Bryant declared October 24th through the 28th Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. According to the National Weather Service,…

H.O.G. Ride Hits The Coast

You may have seen a line of motorcycles stretching for miles on the coast this weekend well they were in town for the Home Of Grace's Annual H.O.G. Ride. Over 500 bikers rolled along the Gulf Coast on a 40…

Religious Objections

A federal judge has denied a request by Governor Phil Bryant to allow the religious accommodations act to take effect during the appeal process. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves the same judge who blocked the law hours before it would…