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NEWS- FEBRUARY 2008

 

February 29, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

“I am very pleased by the Pentagon’s decision to award this contract to Northrop Grumman and EADS, two great corporate citizens in the State of Mississippi who have long provided exemplary production services for the U.S. military

 

February 29, 2008

MEDICAID: FACE-TO-FACE ELIGIBILITY CHECKS ARE BEST

By Governor Haley Barbour

I take very seriously my administration’s responsibility to provide access to quality health care for people who qualify for our Medicaid program

 

February 26, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR URGES FEDERAL ACTION ON S-CHIP TO ENSURE COVERAGE FOR ALL ELIGIBLE CHILDREN

States like Mississippi that have used federal funding for a special children’s health insurance program have suffered under flaws in the funding formula

 

February 25, 2008

METRO JACKSON TO GET 75 NEW JOBS, GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES

The largest commercial property casualty insurer in Mississippi, The Travelers Companies, Inc., will locate a new Claim Customer Service Center in Jackson and create 75 new jobs

 

February 21, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SETS SPECIAL ELECTION DATE

Voters will go to polls on April 22 to fill U.S. House seat

 

February 20, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR: AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM TAKES BIG STEP

16 projects will result in estimated 5,850 affordable housing units

 

February 14, 2008

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ASKS LEGISLATURE TO RENAME HIGHWAY 61 AS “THE BLUES HIGHWAY”

To honor Mississippi’s Blues heritage, Governor Haley Barbour has asked the Legislature to designate the stretch of Highway 61 that runs from Vicksburg, Miss., to Memphis, Tenn., and all the counties in between as “Highway 61, The Blues Highway"

 

February 14, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

“This announcement by FEMA and the Centers for Disease Control reinforces what we in Mississippi have said all along: Travel trailers are not suitable for long-term living

 

February 13, 2008

BARBOUR: PK USA TO CREATE 150 JOBS WITH NEW PLANT IN SENATOBIA

Company is third Toyota supplier to announce location in Miss.

 

February 12, 2008

BARBOUR, BRYANT URGE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 2680 TO REDUCE COSTS, INCREASE GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

Bill would streamline agencies, reduce governmental bureaucracy

 

February 8, 2008

100 NEW JOBS FOR NORTH MISSISSIPPI, GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES

Governor Haley Barbour today welcomed the announcement that Winchester Company of Olin, Inc., will relocate its Military Packaging Operation to an existing facility in Oxford

 

February 7, 2008

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION NAMES COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI TO ITS 2008 LIST OF AMERICA’S DOZEN DISTINCTIVE DESTINATIONS

Unrivaled Destination for Southern Architecture and Down-Home Cooking

 

February 6, 2008

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

This decision by the State Supreme Court means that a million Mississippians will vote on who will be their next United States Senator

 

February 6, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOLLOWING SEVERE WEATHER

Governor Haley Barbour declared a State of Emergency today following the tornadoes and severe weather that struck parts of North Mississippi

 

February 6, 2008

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR JOINS OFFICIALS OF TOYOTA BOSHOKU AMERICA FOR GROUNDBREAKING IN ITAWAMBA COUNTY

Dr. Toyoda visits state while $80 million plant takes root and Toyota Boshoku Mississippi is officially established

 

February 5, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR HOSTS HEALTH INSURANCE SUMMIT

Nationally recognized experts tout benefits of Health Insurance Exchange Program

 

February 4, 2008

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR GIVES FIVE SMALL TOWNS CULTURAL TOURISM BOOST

Governor Haley Barbour today named five communities to the new Certified Cultural Corners program

 

February 1, 2008

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR AWARDS $2.5M IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANTS TO ASSIST MISSISSIPPI AGENCIES

Additional $600,000 set aside for coastal district attorney’s offices