Gov. Bryant outlines priorities in State of the State

Job creation, schools, tax cuts and tourism are among the issues Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will discuss Wednesday during his annual State of the State address as he outlines his election-year legislative agenda.

The speech is set for 5 p.m. before a joint session of the House and Senate at the state Capitol. It will be carried live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio and television.

“We’ll be talking about economic development. We’ll be talking about education. We’ll be talking about proposals that I will have for this year’s session — tax cuts, for example, increasing funding for tourism,” Republican Bryant said last week when asked for a preview of the speech.

“As always, we will talk about the things that have happened in the past and the things that I will ask the Legislature to consider in the future,” he said.

Clarion Ledger