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Oct. 29, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON PRELIMINARY OCTOBER REVENUES
“The state’s preliminary revenue collections as of today came in slightly higher than our conservative estimate for the fiscal year. October revenue was 1.87 percent, or $7.3 million, more than we had anticipated. While I’m pleased to report that we surpassed the estimate, the need to prepare our state for another difficult fiscal year still exists.

Oct. 22, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON SEPTEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
“Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released new employment numbers showing that for the sixth consecutive month, Mississippi’s unemployment rate has declined. While our rate of 9.8 percent is still too high, this preliminary data demonstrates our state’s economy is gradually recovering.

Oct. 19, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ASKS AGENCIES TO PROVIDE COST-CUTTING PLANS FOR FY 2012
Gov. Haley Barbour today asked agency directors to submit potential cost-cutting ideas for Fiscal Year 2012. Agencies have until Nov. 1 to present plans to the Governor’s Office.

Oct. 15, 2010
AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX FOR ELDERLY BREAKS GROUND ON GULF COAST
Officials broke ground today on a 209-unit housing complex for low-income elderly residents in Biloxi, Gov. Haley Barbour announced today. The Santa Maria del Mar Retirement Apartment Complex, sponsored by the Diocese of Biloxi, was badly damaged in Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Oct. 14, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON COURT DECISION IN HEALTHCARE LAWSUIT
“I am pleased the judge has allowed our challenge to the individual mandate contained in the Obamacare bill to go forward,” Gov. Haley Barbour said.

Oct. 14, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ISSUES PROCLAMATION TO CLOSE STATE OFFICES IN OBSERVANCE OF HOLIDAYS
Governor Haley Barbour has issued a proclamation to close state offices on Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving Day; Dec. 27 in observance of Christmas Day; and Jan. 3, 2011, in observance of New Year’s Day. According to the Governor’s proclamation, agency heads may close offices on Nov. 26, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31 at their own discretion.

Oct. 14, 2010
THIRD QUARTER 2010 FIGURES SHOW THOUSANDS OF JOBS CREATED IN MISSISSIPPI BY STATE-ASSISTED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Despite continued challenges resulting from a still-weak national economy, the State of Mississippi’s efforts to create jobs and attract investment are yielding considerable results, Gov. Haley Barbour announced today.  More than 5,000 jobs are being created by economic development projects that were announced in the first three quarters of 2010 and received assistance from the Mississippi Development Authority, the state’s lead economic development agency. 

Oct. 12, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR RELEASES STATEMENT ON LIFTING OF EXPLORATORY DRILLING MORATORIUM
Gov. Haley Barbour today released the following statement concerning the Obama Administration’s decision to lift the ban on off-shore drilling:

Oct. 8, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR RELEASES LETTER, ANALYSIS TO LAWMAKERS ON IMPACT OF HEALTH CARE ACT
Gov. Haley Barbour today issued a letter and an analysis of the federal Affordable Care Act to legislators.

Oct. 6, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ISSUES STATEWIDE BURN BAN
Gov. Haley Barbour today declared a State of Emergency banning all outdoor burning because of extremely dry conditions statewide. The dry conditions have increased the risk for wildfires, and forest fires already have burned wide areas of Mississippi, causing damage to public and private property and timberland.