Mississippi Republican Party Newsletter for July 5
Dear fellow Republican,
We hope you will use the new Mississippi Republican Party calendar on our website to keep track of the latest events throughout the state. Please use this form to add an event to the calendar. We want to make sure all of our Republican events are included and we will begin featuring upcoming events in this newsletter.
Also, if your local or county Party has recently held an event, please send us the details and photos so we can share that information with Republicans across Mississippi.
And make sure you check out the latest Chairman’s Report from Chairman Joe Nosef here. As Chairman Nosef continues to travel the state, he will next be speaking with the Jackson County Republican Club on July 19. If you would like Chairman Nosef to speak to your group, you can submit a request here.
Gov. Bryant, Nissan Officials Announce Major Expansion At Nissan Plant In Canton
Press release from Gov. Bryant
Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Nissan North America announced recently the vehicle manufacturer is expanding its Canton operations, adding production of the Nissan Sentra compact car to the plant’s production line-up.
The addition of the Sentra, along with an increase in production capacity, will create 1,000 new jobs at Nissan’s Canton facility.
“Nissan has been a valued member of our state and local business communities and a leading employer in Mississippi for nearly a decade,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “Nissan’s trust in Mississippi’s workforce is evident, and I am proud that this company is creating 1,000 additional jobs for hard-working Mississippians. This expansion is proof that ‘Mississippi Works’ and is a superb place for business.”
“The addition of Sentra production is a testament to the high level of production quality at our Canton plant,” said Bill Krueger, vice chairman of Nissan Americas. “The Canton team has proved it can compete and win on a global scale.”
The Mississippi Development Authority worked with company officials to help facilitate the project. The agency provided assistance through the Mississippi Industry Incentive Financing Fund to assist with infrastructure and job training needs associated with the project.
New Fiscal Year Brings Education Efficiencies, Lower Taxes
An op-ed from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves that appeared in the Daily Journal
We recently marked the beginning of a new fiscal year, and Mississippians will see many new laws take effect to reduce government spending, cut taxes on job creators, improve education and protect families.
The Mississippi Legislature concluded a successful session this spring with the adoption of a $5.5 billion budget – on time, no less – that set aside money in savings, reduced taxpayers’ debt burden and prioritized education funding, including increases in the Mississippi Adequate Education program and community colleges. Agencies began spending the new budget July 1, the start of the fiscal year.
A moratorium on new car purchases was one key effort approved by the Legislature to limit new spending. No new state cars will be purchased this year, though law enforcement is exempted as needed. This will result in roughly $12 million in savings next year and will reduce the state’s fleet by 2 percent annually over a three-year period. Taxpayers own almost 7,500 vehicles – the equivalent of one vehicle for every four state employees.
The Legislature took an important initial step to reduce taxpayers’ debt burden by not having a “bond bill” for the first time in anyone’s memory. Now is the time for the state to stop charging the taxpayers’ credit card for recurring expenses. After many years of unsuccessful efforts, the Legislature cut taxes on Mississippi’s small businesses by eliminating the inventory tax, creating an environment for more investment and more jobs.
Get Involved With The College Republicans
Over the past four years, the Obama Administration has endowed our generation with an unsustainable future. The burden of American debt, higher taxes, and a poor economy has been placed on our shoulders. With over four million 18- 29 year olds unemployed and 19% of college graduates facing unemployment, the stakes of this year’s election could not be higher.
Our Executive Board and chapters worked with the Mississippi Republican Party to keep our state a red one during last year’s statewide elections. Our field reps worked tirelessly to recruit new members and organize volunteers for legislative campaigns. The Mississippi Federation of College Republicans has witnessed a 60% increase in membership from 2011-2012. Utilizing our approximate 3,000 members, we plan to continue to spread the conservative voice and the truth on our state’s college campuses.
With the same confidence in Mississippi’s College Republicans, Republican Women, and Republican Party, I am certain that working hard will pay come November. Our efforts must take a pragmatic approach towards ensuring that Barack Obama will be a one- term president. If you are interested in being a part of or wanting to know more about our organization, please visit our website.
Chairman, Mississippi Federation of College Republicans
Gov. Bryant’s Inaugural “5K Run For Health” A Success
Many of our elected officials joined the more than 800 who participated in Gov. Bryant’s inaugural “5K Run For Health.” Pictured (from left to right): Speaker Philip Gunn, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Treasurer Lynn Fitch, Governor Phil Bryant, Auditor Stacey Pickering.
More than 800 people gathered in downtown Jackson recently to join Gov. Phil Bryant in his inaugural 5k Run for Health. The race began in front of the Governor’s Mansion and wove through the streets of the capitol city.
“What I am trying to do is lead by example,” Gov. Bryant said. “Each of us has to take responsibility for our personal health, and a family run like this one is a great way for people to get active and improve their wellbeing. We had a great time here today, and I’m hoping next year’s crowd tops this one. We’re going to make this an annual event.”
Rep. Nunnelee Speaks At Jacinto 4th Of July Festival
The annual Fourth of July Festival at the historic Jacinto Courthouse in Alcorn County drew a large crowd this year as Senator Roger Wicker and Representative Alan Nunnelee were among those speaking.
You can watch Rep. Nunnelee’s speech here:
The Alcorn County Republican Party was also at the event, and had a booth set up where they registered voters and handed out bumper stickers and campaign signs. You can keep up with the Alcorn County Republicans by following them on Facebook here and Twitter here.
Gov. Romney: I Will Repeal Obamacare
Shortly after the United States Supreme Court uphelp many parts of Obamacare, including the individual mandate, Gov. Mitt Romney announced that he will repeal the healthcare legislation on day one as President.
You can read the entire text of Gov. Romney’s speech here, and make sure you sign up for the ‘Morning Tip Sheet’ so you can get daily updates from the Romney campaign and the RNC. Sign up here: http://www.msgop.org/newsletter-signup/
Congressional Delegation Responds To Obamacare Ruling
“I continue to favor repeal of this health care law. We should respect the fact that most Americans don’t want it.”
“Congress now has an opportunity to show the American people that we are listening to them by voting to repeal it and replace it with market driven solutions that help lower costs.”
“Only a full repeal of this overreaching law will allow Americans to receive the care that they need, from the doctors that they choose, at a cost that they can afford.”
“We must continue to work for full repeal of Obamacare and for legislation that lowers costs by giving individuals control over their health care decisions.”
“The Supreme Court may have ruled to uphold the law for now, but that does not change the fact that it is bad for small business, bad for families and bad for seniors.”