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Mississippi governor's State of the State set for Tuesday

 

The Associated Press

 

 

JACKSON -- 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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