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July 30, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR’S STATEMENT ON PRELIMINARY JULY REVENUES
“Mississippi’s preliminary revenue collections as of today show our estimate was more conservative for this fiscal year.  July revenue came in at 3.05 percent, or $6.7 million, above estimates.

July 30, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES TOYOTA SUPPLIER WILL RESTART OPERATIONS IN BALDWYN
Governor Haley Barbour announced today that Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc., the U.S. operations of Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd., will move forward with its plans to provide stamped parts, body weld parts and plastic parts to the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi plant at Blue Springs. The $200 million facility in Baldwyn will employ close to 300 people.

July 30, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN OLIVE BRANCH
Governor Haley Barbour and Dr. Rao Mulpuri, chief executive officer of Soladigm, a supplier of next-generation green building solutions, announced today that the company is locating manufacturing operations in Olive Branch. The project represents a capital investment of more than $130 million by the company and will create more than 300 new jobs.

July 29, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ASKS ATTORNEY GENERAL HOOD TO REFRAIN FROM FILING BP SUIT WHILE CLAIMS PROCESS IS IN PROGRESS
Governor Haley Barbour asked Attorney General Jim Hood on Wednesday to refrain from filing suit against BP until the claims process and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment have a chance to work. A lawsuit may interrupt the payment of claims.

July 26, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR RELEASES LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD REGARDING JONES COUNTY GAMING

July 23, 2010
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR GULF COAST
National Guard called to aid emergency response A State of Emergency has been declared for the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a tropical weather system moves toward the state. Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant, in consultation with Governor Haley Barbour, ordered the State of Emergency as well as the activation of the Mississippi National Guard to aid local officials with emergency response.

July 22, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR, STATE AGENCIES WATCH OVER TROPICAL DEPRESSION
Governor Haley Barbour and several state agencies are closely monitoring the tropical depression moving through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Gulf Coast and urge residents to prepare for potential landfall.

July 21, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR BARBOUR ON JOSEPH DANIEL BURNS
“Having reviewed the petition for clemency, I have not found any justification to interfere with the carrying out of Mr. Burns’ sentence. I will not substitute my judgment for that of the courts, which have considered the matter.”

July 20, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR SAYS STATE REMAINS PREPARED TO FIGHT TO PROTECT COAST
“Although the well has been capped since late last week and the leak has been at least temporarily stopped, oil remains on the water in the vicinity of the well site, approximately 100 miles from Mississippi’s shoreline.  Clearly, we must stay prepared to protect the Coast.

July 15, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ASKS FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING CHAIRWOMAN TO HALT CONSTRUCTION OF SLOT PARLOR
Choctaws have not filed required plans for construction Governor Haley Barbour today asked Tracie Stevens, Chairwoman of the Indian Gaming Commission, to halt work on a planned slot parlor near Sandersville that would strain state and local resources and potentially endanger rare species and habitats.

July 14, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR’S JUDICIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEARCHING TO FILL CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
Governor Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to replace Circuit Court Judge Robert G. Evans of the 13th District. Judge Evans died Tuesday.

July 13, 2010
STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS, JONES COUNTY LEADERS JOIN GOVERNOR BARBOUR IN OPPOSING SLOT PARLOR
Mississippi elected officials and Jones County Supervisors have joined Governor Haley Barbour in opposition to a planned slot parlor near Sandersville. Governor Barbour, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, Auditor Stacey Pickering, Treasurer Tate Reeves and Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell outlined their concerns today about the proposed gaming operation in a letter to Miko Beasley Denson, Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

July 7, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR DEPLOYS INTEROPERABLE RADIO SYSTEM TO AID OIL SPILL CLEANUP EFFORT
Governor Haley Barbour announced today the distribution of more than 200 radios capable of operating through the Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network to help in the oil spill cleanup along Mississippi’s shoreline and barrier islands.

July 7, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES STUDY TO MEASURE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GULF OIL SPILL
Governor Haley Barbour announced today a year-long economic impact study by numerous state agencies to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

July 1, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ORDERS SPECIAL ELECTION FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN 21ST CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT
Governor Haley Barbour today set a Nov. 2 special election date for the District Attorney vacancy in the 21st Circuit Court District. The 21st Circuit Court District includes Holmes, Humphreys and Yazoo counties.

July 1, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS OF HIGHWAY PATROL CHIEF, BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS ACTING DIRECTOR
Governor Haley Barbour announced today the appointments of Albert Santa Cruz as Director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Maj. Raymond Delk as Acting Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.