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Governor Speaks in Hattiesburg

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Governor Phil Bryant spoke to hundreds of attendees at Hattiesburg's Area Development Partnership annual meeting.

He commended the group on it's part in economic expansion in the state.

While there, we had a chance to ask him about hot-button issues for the upcoming legislative session.

He said it will focus a lot on law enforcement and budgeting, specifically securing the "rainy day" fund.

"I propose putting about $200 million in that, and I think we've got to use the capitol fund rather than bond money for our repairs and renovations, so we're going to look at how we can focus money in targeted areas such as education and law enforcement," Bryant said.

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