Narrator: Over 40,000 more people are at work today under Governor Haley Barbour.
Graphic: Over 40,000 more people working. That’s only the beginning.
Background Narrator: Greenwood… 55 new jobs. Forest … 110 new jobs.
FACT: Reference: U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.ms.htm): All figures are seasonally adjusted non-farm employment levels. These are the same sources used by the Barbour for Governor campaign in 2003. Employment reached a record in June of 2007, eclipsing the previous high mark set in May of 2000. Since January of 2004 there has been a net increase of 40,900 jobs.
* May 2000 (Previous record for employment): 1,160,5000
* January 2004 (When Governor Barbour took office): 1,120,300
* June 2007 (recent information from BLS): 1,161,200
Narrator: For four years, Haley has delivered. His message …
Background narrator: Blue Springs… 2,000 new jobs.
Narrator: Doubling workforce training.
Graphic: Doubling workforce training.
FACT: Senate Bill 2480 of the 2005 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature 2005 authorized an annual diversion of approximately $25 million of unemployment tax revenue into the Mississippi Workforce Training Enhancement Fund. In the current Fiscal Year (FY 08), approximately $36.1 million in state funds will be spent on workforce training through Senate Bills 3130 and 3131 of the 2007 Regular Session of the Legislature (Community College Appropriations bill) and the Unemployment Tax Diversion. In Fiscal Year 2004, approximately $18 million of state funds were available for workforce training through Senate Bill 2678 of the 2003 Regular Session of the Legislature (Community College Appropriations bill).
Graphic: Ending lawsuit abuse.
Narrator: Ending lawsuit abuse.
FACT: “In 2004, Governor Barbour signed the most comprehensive tort reform law in history, ending frivolous lawsuits. This law improved the litigation climate in Mississippi by lowering insurance premiums for physicians and small businesses and capping lawsuits, bringing more business to Mississippi.” – Reference: The Wall Street Journal, Editorial: June 16, 2004
Narrator: Giving everyone the power to get ahead.
Background narrator: Pearlington… 275 new jobs.
Narrator: Now, more people working than ever before. And that’s only the beginning.
Narrator: Haley Barbour. Moving Forward Together.
(Scrolling graphics throughout):
Greenwood/Raybestos: 55 new jobs
Forest/Raytheon: 110 new jobs
Booneville/Acco: 300 new jobs
Blue Springs-Tupelo/Toyota future site: 2000 new jobs
Natchez/Corrections Corporation of America future site: 300 new jobs
Gulfport/Gulf Ship: 250 new jobs
Madison/M-Tek: 120 new jobs
Ellisville/Howard Industries: 1000 new jobs
Pearlington-Port Bienville/PSL North America future site: 275 new jobs
Fulton/Max Home: 225 new jobs
Hattiesburg/BearingPoint: 250 new jobs
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