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NEWS- AUGUST 2008

 

August 30, 2008

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR REGARDING CONTRAFLOW OPERATIONS IN MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA

The State of Mississippi is assisting Louisiana with contraflow operations for Interstate 59 and Interstate 55. This means all lanes will be dedicated to northbound traffic beginning Sunday at 4:00 a.m.

 

August 29, 2008

GOVERNOR REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION, MOBILIZES NATIONAL GUARD THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER

Barbour also expands designated emergency impact area to combat potential price gouging

 

To view the State of Emergency, click here.

 

August 29, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR RELEASES KATRINA THREE-YEAR REPORT

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Governor Haley Barbour today released a comprehensive report highlighting continued hurricane recovery efforts during the past year

 

August 29, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

“Governor Palin is strongly pro-energy. She is very well-versed in energy policy, which is one of the biggest economic issues facing the country. She will be a real asset to Senator McCain

 

August 28, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR NAMES FORMER BILOXI MAYOR GERALD BLESSEY AS MISSISSIPPI COAST HOUSING DIRECTOR

Governor Haley Barbour today announced his appointment of former Biloxi Mayor Gerald Blessey as Mississippi Coast Housing Director

 

August 28, 2008

STATE OF EMERGENCY ISSUED FOR HURRICANE GUSTAV

Governor urges residents to prepare now for potential impact of storm


To view the State of Emergency document, click here.

 

August 21, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ON CHEVRON’S EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT

“Chevron’s announcement of its intention to again expand its Pascagoula refinery is another strong statement of confidence in Mississippi. I couldn’t be more pleased that this outstanding company will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a new base oil manufacturing facility

 

August 21, 2008

BARBOUR COMMENDS DHS FOR IMPROVING FAMILY, CHILD WELFARE SERVICES

Agency successfully completes federal program improvement plan

 

August 21, 2008

MISSISSIPPI’S AIR QUALITY MEETS STRICTER EPA STANDARDS, GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES

All counties designated as being ‘in attainment’ with new rules

 

August 15, 2008

DRAFT REPORT OF TAX STUDY COMMISSION AVAILABLE AT WWW.GOVERNORBARBOUR.COM

A draft report of Governor Haley Barbour’s special tax study commission has been posted online, allowing more public access and input before initial votes are taken next week

 

To view a copy of the draft report of the Tax Study Commission, click here.

 

August 11, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SETS HOUSE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 23

Governor Haley Barbour has called a special election for September 23, 2008, to fill a vacancy in the state House of Representatives

 

August 4, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

“Morgan Freeman is one of America’s most accomplished actors and one of Mississippi’s most admired citizens. Marsha and I are saddened to hear of his injuries

 

August 1, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES SOLUTION FOR MEDICAID FUNDING

No new legislative action required