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Dec. 30, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON PRELIMINARY DECEMBER REVENUES
“As of today, the state’s preliminary December revenue collections just met the estimate for the fiscal year. The state collected $340 million, which was 1.29 percent above our expectations for December. While we have seen three consecutive months where revenues have met the target, it has been by small margins.

Dec. 29, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR’S STATEMENT REGARDING RELEASE OF SCOTT SISTERS
"Today, I have issued two orders indefinitely suspending the sentences of Jamie and Gladys Scott.  In 1994, a Scott County jury convicted the sisters of armed robbery and imposed two life sentences for the crime.  Their convictions and their sentences were affirmed by the Mississippi Court of Appeals in 1996.

Dec. 21, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR'S STATEMENT REGARDING WEEKLY STANDARD ARTICLE
"When asked why my hometown in Mississippi did not suffer the same racial violence when I was a young man that accompanied other towns' integration efforts, I accurately said the community leadership wouldn't tolerate it and helped prevent violence there. My point was my town rejected the Ku Klux Klan, but nobody should construe that to mean I think the town leadership were saints, either. Their vehicle, called the 'Citizens Council,' is totally indefensible, as is segregation. It was a difficult and painful era for Mississippi, the rest of the country, and especially African Americans who were persecuted in that time."

Dec. 16, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR CELEBRATES CLEAN COAL PLANT IN KEMPER COUNTY
Mississippi Power Breaks Ground on $2.4 billion energy project Gov. Haley Barbour, officials from Mississippi Power and state and local leaders gathered today to break ground on Mississippi Power’s new Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant in Kemper County, Miss. The 582-megawatt, clean coal technology electric power plant represents an investment of $2.4 billion by Mississippi Power and will create 260 permanent jobs and an additional 1,000 jobs during peak construction.

Dec. 13, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING COURT RULING AGAINST OBAMACARE
"The decision of the federal court in Virginia is encouraging to all of us who consider the Obamacare law unconstitutional; however, we know the case will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court."

Dec. 13, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES NEW SITE DETAILING BROADBAND AVAILABILITY STATEWIDE
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today a new "Broadband For Mississippi" Web site, which will feature a tool that outlines the availability of broadband across the state. The site is part of the state’s overall effort to increase high-speed Internet access to every community.

Dec. 10, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING TSA PAT-DOWN OF INDIAN AMBASSADOR
"I have spoken to Ambassador Meera Shankar and expressed my concern on behalf of Mississippi for the way she was treated by the federal Transportation Security Administration personnel while she was in our state. I assured the ambassador that I have taken up the issue with the TSA and with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

Dec. 6, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ORDERS LOWERING OF FLAGS ON NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
Gov. Haley Barbour today ordered State flags lowered to half-staff Tuesday in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.  The date is recognized each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”

Dec. 3, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES TOYOTA BOSHOKU AMERICA MOVING FORWARD WITH ITAWAMBA COUNTY OPERATIONS
Gov. Haley Barbour and officials from Toyota Boshoku America (TBA) and Toyota Boshoku Japan announced today that the company is moving forward with preparations to begin production at its facility in Fulton, Miss., in Itawamba County.