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Sept. 30, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON PRELIMINARY SEPTEMBER REVENUES
“The state’s preliminary revenue collections as of today fell slightly below our conservative estimate for the fiscal year. September revenue was 1.26 percent, or $5.2 million, below expectations.

Sept. 28, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR PRESENTS MEDAL OF SERVICE TO SEVEN MISSISSIPPIANS
Gov. Haley Barbour today honored seven Mississippians with the Mississippi Medal of Service for their significant contributions to improve their communities and state.

Sept. 27, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES AWARDING OF FEDERAL BROADBAND GRANT TO MISSISSIPPI
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today the federal government has awarded Mississippi a grant of nearly $5 million for broadband mapping and planning activities.

Sept. 24, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR FILLS DISTRICT ATTORNEY POSITIONS
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today he has appointed new district attorneys to fill unexpired terms in the 12th and 13th Circuit Court Districts.

Sept. 19, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON PLUGGING OF BP WELL
“I am glad BP has completed the process of permanently plugging the well with cement,” Gov. Haley Barbour said. “The economic and environmental effects of the spill on the Gulf Coast will continue to be evaluated, and we expect BP and the federal claims process to continue to work with our citizens and state and local governments as we recover from the spill.”

Sept. 15, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES $97.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today Mississippi will receive $97.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the recent education stimulus bill passed by Congress.

Sept. 13, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR APPOINTS BOWEN AS 13TH DISTRICT CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today he has appointed Eddie Bowen as 13th District Circuit Court Judge. Bowen, who currently serves as district attorney, will serve the unexpired term of the late Judge Robert Evans who died in July.

Sept. 10, 2010
STATE BOND COMMISSION INTENDS TO LOAN $6 MILLION TO CITY OF JACKSON FOR WATER SYSTEM UPGRADES
The Mississippi Bond Commission today voted unanimously to loan the city of Jackson $6 million for water system upgrades based upon the city’s intention to secure additional funding through existing state infrastructure programs, Gov. Haley Barbour announced today.

Sept. 10, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ORDERS STATE FLAG LOWERED SATURDAY FOR PATRIOT DAY
Governor Haley Barbour ordered the state flag to be lowered in observance of Patriot Day on Saturday to remember the victims of these horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the brave first responders who sacrificed their lives to save others.

Sept. 10, 2010
COMMISSION ON MISSISSIPPI EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURE SUBMITS FINAL REPORT TO GOV. BARBOUR
The Commission on Educational Structure, chaired by BancorpSouth Chairman and CEO Aubrey Patterson of Tupelo, today released its final report of criteria to be used when considering school district consolidation to Gov. Haley Barbour.

Sept. 10, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF STATE VETERANS HOME AS VETERANS DAY REGIONAL SITE Governor Haley Barbour announced today the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko has been approved as a Veterans Day Regional Site.

Sept. 9, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR SUBMITS APPLICATION FOR $98 MILLION IN FEDERAL EDUCATION FUNDS
Gov. Haley Barbour today applied for the $98 million in federal funds for school districts that was included in a recent $26.1 billion bill passed by Congress. The federal government is expected to release the funds in September or October. 

Sept. 8, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL DISASTER RECOVERY FUND
Gov. Haley Barbour and the nonprofit Volunteer USA Foundation announced today the establishment of the National Disaster Recovery Fund to benefit states and communities who suffer long-term losses from a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood or tornado.

Sept. 3, 2010
GOV. BARBOUR'S STATEMENT ON NEW JOBS REPORT
“Today’s unemployment report emphasizes that job creation has to be our top priority. After the trillions spent by the federal government, we have again lost ground in job creation. Here in Mississippi, economic growth and job creation are our top priority. From last week’s special session where we enabled a new biofuel company to locate in the state to the innovative STEPS program implemented by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, our Mississippi team is focused on putting people to work.”

Sept. 3, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON SIGNING SB 2004
“This bill gives our law enforcement the support they need to rid our communities of synthetic marijuana. Effective immediately, all store owners must stop selling this drug, and consumers caught with it will face serious consequences.