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Barbour State of the State focuses on job creation

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi needs to continue focusing on job creation so the state can be ready to emerge from the national recession.

A prepared text of Barbour's annual State of the State speech showed that he was using the first half of his address Monday night to focus on economic development.

He thanked lawmakers for passing incentives to bring a German pipe manufacturer to Tunica County.

The Republican governor is beginning his seventh year in office.

He urged legislators to be cautious as they write a budget this year. Barbour says Mississippians have no appetite for new taxes.

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