State of Mississippi secondary Archives: on Homeland Security


Phil Bryant: Tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to provide tax relief to employers who hire unemployed veterans. House Bill 33, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2016, provides tax credits to employers who hire honorably discharged military veterans who have served on active duty on or after 9/11 and who have been unemployed for at least six months.

"We owe the men and women who defend our freedom a debt of gratitude," Gov. Bryant said. "Veterans make excellent employees and bring a unique skill set to the table. This bill will serve those who have served us by helping connect more of these men and women with job opportunities."

The bill provides a five-year tax credit of either 10 percent of the hired veteran's salary or $2,000, whichever is lesser. It applies to military veterans who have served on active duty on or after 9/11 and who have been unemployed for at least six months, including Guard and Reserve who have served on active duty during the current war.

Source: 2015 MS gubernatorial campaign website governorbryant.com Apr 21, 2015

Phil Bryant: Keep C-130J aircraft production in Mississippi; we need them

Strong coordination among state, federal and community partners is keeping the C-130J aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. In past years, there had been a move to deactivate Keesler's 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron and relocate its ten C-130J aircraft, known as the "Flying Jennies", to another state. Gov. Bryant also joined with other Gulf Coast states in expressing to President Obama the importance of the C-I30 J aircraft to natural disaster response in hurricane-prone areas.

"This is outstanding news for Keesler, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the entire state of Mississippi," Bryant said. "Mississippi's military facilities are vital to the state's economy, and they are integral to the communities in which they are located. We have been working for several years to prevent the unjustified relocation of these aircraft, and today we see the results of our teamwork."

Source: 2015 MS gubernatorial campaign website governorbryant.com Apr 14, 2015

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