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Mississippi governor's State of the State set for Tuesday

1 week 6 days 6 hours ago Sunday, January 07 2018 Jan 7, 2018 January 07, 2018 10:51 AM January 07, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
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JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to discuss his legislative priorities for 2018.
  
The Republican delivers his State of the State speech at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Capitol. It be carried live by Mississippi Public Broadcasting on radio and TV and online.
  
During his 2017 speech, Bryant said legislators should consider creating a state lottery. They didn't do it then, but the issue could be debated this year as lawmakers seek a new source of state revenue. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery.
  
Bryant's second term ends in January 2020.
  
He said last year that his main long-term goal is to improve Mississippi's struggling foster care program. He also called on lawmakers to be frugal with the state budget and to rebuild the rainy day fund.

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