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NEWS- MARCH 2008

 

March 31, 2008

HUD PRAISES MISSISSIPPI HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) says Mississippi has implemented sound controls regarding how the state determines eligibility and avoids benefit duplication while administering its Homeowner Assistance Program

 

March 25, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES 2,000 FAMILIES ARE LIVING IN MISSISSIPPI COTTAGES

Governor Haley Barbour announced today that 2,000 Mississippi families have moved out of their FEMA provided travel trailers and mobile homes and into Mississippi Cottages

 

March 21, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR NAMES FREEMAN TO HEAD MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL GUARD

Governor Barbour has named Brigadier Gen. William “Bill” Freeman, Jr., of Newton, as the state’s Adjutant General replacing Maj. Gen. Harold Cross

 

March 20, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SIGNS BILL APPROPRIATING $25M TO DEFRAY REINSURANCE COSTS

Governor Haley Barbour today signed legislation that gives the state Department of Insurance the authority to transfer $25 million to the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association

 

March 20, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR NAMES NEW MEMBERS TO IHL BOARD

Governor Haley Barbour today named four new members to the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The Governor has selected Dr. Douglas W. Rouse, of Hattiesburg; C.D. Smith, Jr., of Meridian; Alan W. Perry, of Jackson; and Christy Pickering, of Biloxi

 

March 20, 2008

$200 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR CRITICAL RECOVERY PROJECTS IN HANCOCK COUNTY

‘Ground Zero’ projects eligible to apply for CDBG funding

 

March 17, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ON SENATE BILL 2988

“Today, I have signed into law SB 2988, a bill designed to discourage illegal immigration in Mississippi by creating new penalties for hiring illegal immigrants. I appreciate the efforts of Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant and others in the House and Senate who have worked so hard on this issue

 

March 14, 2008

HEALTH EXCHANGE WOULD CLOSE GLARING GAP IN HEALTH INSURANCE

During the past four years, I couldn’t be prouder of what Mississippi and our citizens have accomplished by working together.

 

March 13, 2008

STATEWIDE SUPPORT VOICED FOR HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE INITIATIVE

Governor Haley Barbour was joined today by doctors, small business owners and leaders of the pro-life community in support of his initiative to create a Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange

 

March 10, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES TOYOTA SUPPLIER TO LOCATE IN NEW ALBANY

Vuteq USA to create 130 jobs at its plant, up to 500 more at main Toyota facility

 

March 6, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SEEKS TO MORE THAN DOUBLE SIZE OF STATE’S LONG-TERM WORKFORCE HOUSING COMMITMENT

Today Governor Haley Barbour announced the State of Mississippi will seek federal approval to commit another $100 million for the Long-Term Workforce Housing Program

 

March 6, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

"I’m pleased Chevron has chosen its refinery in Pascagoula, Miss., as the location for testing this breakthrough technology that will potentially increase and upgrade production of heavy oil resources

 

March 3, 2008

TOYODA GOSEI NORTH AMERICAN GROUP TO OPEN PLANT IN MISSISSIPPI

$19 million investment by company; 120 jobs for Batesville