AP interview: Gov. Phil Bryant emphazing education in his 2013 legislative agenda

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said education dominates his 2013 legislative agenda, from merit pay for teachers to charter schools that will receive public funding but be free of some state regulations.

“Ninety percent of our goal this session is to not only talk about education but get something transformational passed,” the Republican said in an interview with The Associated Press.

The three-month session begins at noon on Tuesday.