Forest, Mississippi Mississippi's Speaker of the House says most leaders in the Magnolia State are unified in protecting our military. Defense contracting is a vital part of Mississippi's economy, and as the legislative session approaches, Philip Gunn says lawmakers will fight against budget cuts. "We always try to protect the military, said Gunn. "We always try to do a great job of having a strong defense. So as far as i'm concerned, we're always going to try to make sure they get what they need."
Gunn made those comments at today's Veterans Day ceremonies and job expansion announcement at Raytheon in Forest.