Bryant enjoys 2014 legislative success

Phil Bryant says he talks to other governors across the nation who envy his successes in getting his agenda passed through the Legislature. Part of that success can be attributed to the fact the Republican Bryant and the Republican leadership of the Legislature are of like minds and have many of the same goals, such as building up the state’s reserves and…

Gov. Phil Bryant says he talks to other governors across the nation who envy his successes in getting his agenda passed through the Legislature.

Part of that success can be attributed to the fact the Republican Bryant and the Republican leadership of the Legislature are of like minds and have many of the same goals, such as building up the state’s reserves and passing socially conservative legislation.

During the just-completed session, legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks, to provide religious protection for people from state actions, to incorporate In God We Trust We Trust into the state seal and to drug test welfare recipients were examples of socially conservative legislation that Bryant embraced. And the budget approved by the Legislature fills the state’s rainy day fund to the statutory limit of $409 million.

Bryant said, “I am very pleased the Legislature has heeded my call” to fill the state’s reserve funds and to limit the use of one-time money to fund recurring expenses.

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4/13/14