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About Governor Tate Reeves
About Governor Tate Reeves

As the 65th Governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves continues to build on his strong record as a conservative leader who fights to guard taxpayers’ dollars, improve educational opportunity, and grow new careers so that our state’s best and brightest can raise their families and thrive here at home.

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Quick Response
Quick Response

While Mississippi has been hit hard with one historic natural disaster after another, our state’s response team has quickly jumped into action every time to save lives and livelihoods across our state.

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For All Mississippi

It was my greatest honor to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor on January 14, 2020.

Standing before all of Mississippi, I promised that this administration would be an administration for all Mississippi. That I would defend the loving culture that underpins our quality of life and work to grow an economy that lifts all of our families. I am determined to honor that promise.

I am asking today for you to join me in that mission. We must care about each other enough to overcome our differences. We must be faithful to each other enough to outlast our shortcomings. And we must be committed to each other enough to raise our expectations.

When I took that first oath of office as State Treasurer in 2003, I did not know how long my service would last. All I knew is that you, the people of Mississippi, had demonstrated a faith in me that I might never be able to meet.

I have never underestimated your trust. I have never forgotten the oath to pursue service with the help of our God. And I will wake up every day working to bring us together to make our state be all it can be. Work that will be done by all of Mississippi.

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Key Initiatives: Education

Education

For the past decade, Governor Reeves has fought to improve Mississippi’s education system. As a result, Mississippi has been a shining example in recent years that smart, conservative policies work in education.

Key Initiatives: Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Public safety is essential for a society to thrive and prosper, which is why Governor Reeves has made the safety of Mississippians and criminal justice reform top priorities throughout his time serving our state.

Key Initiatives: Healthcare

Healthcare

States across the country are looking to Mississippi and trying to replicate our success in implementing innovative telehealth technology. 

Key Initiatives: Workforce Development

Workforce Development

The bedrock of a successful economy is a skilled workforce that can adapt to evolving industry trends and attract new businesses.

Key Initiatives: Economic Growth

Economic Growth

A strong economy is a core foundation of a healthy society. Since first taking public office in 2004, Governor Reeves has worked tirelessly to craft sensible policies that will grow Mississippi’s economy and improve the quality of life for all Mississippians.

News From Governor Reeves

Amazon Web Services Breaks Ground on Largest Economic Development Project in Mississippi History

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the largest economic development project in Mississippi history. Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) planned $10 billion investment in Madison County is the single largest private sector investment in the state’s history, and will create at least 1,000 high-tech, high-paying jobs for Mississippians. Additionally, the investment […]

Mississippi’s Unemployment Rate Again Reaches Record Low

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low of 2.8% in April 2024. “If you want to work, there’s a job for you in Mississippi,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “We have record-shattering private sector investment and thousands of new high-paying jobs coming to our state, […]

Mississippi’s Unemployment Rate Again Reaches Record Low

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low of 3% in March 2024.

CMS Approves Second Component of Governor Reeves’ Medicaid Reimbursement Reforms

JACKSON, Miss. - Governor Reeves today announced federal approval of the second component in his sweeping Medicaid reimbursement reform plan which is estimated to generate more than $700 million in additional funds for Mississippi hospitals. Governor Reeves first announced the plan in September.

Governor Reeves Announces Eight Major Appointments

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced multiple appointments to key positions within state government. “I was proud to appoint these individuals to key positions within state government,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “Each has the skills and experience to make a positive impact on the lives of Mississippians. I have no doubt that they’ll do […]

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12 hours ago

Mississippi's tourism industry has momentum! In fact, we were 11th in the nation for year-over-year visitor spending growth in 2023!

Enjoyed visiting Vicksburg today to highlight this, as well as our planned state park and welcome center enhancements across the state!
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Mississippis tourism industry has momentum! In fact, we were 11th in the nation for year-over-year visitor spending growth in 2023!

Enjoyed visiting Vicksburg today to highlight this, as well as our planned state park and welcome center enhancements across the state!

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Mississippi is such a beautiful state. So many things to see, places to explore & things to do. Our state parks are getting upgrades, check them out! Lakes full of fish, acres of prime hunting land, trails to ride, small towns full of unique shops, antiques & vintage items galore. Lots of fun for kids of all ages. Folks let’s stay on subject here and share the wonder of our beautiful state.

Great! Any chance some of these tourism dollars can be used to build up shoulders on NE Mississippi highways? They are pretty much nonexistent in areas, and there are trees way to close to the edge of the pavement, as well. Scary.

Gov Reeves please keep Tunica safe!!!

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17 hours ago

The only people that should be deciding America’s health policies are Americans—not the World Health Organization.

If WHO had its way, they’d censor speech, restrict travel, and violate your privacy.

I’m standing with Republican governors in calling on Biden to reject these unconstitutional proposals.
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The only people that should be deciding America’s health policies are Americans—not the World Health Organization.

If WHO had its way, they’d censor speech, restrict travel, and violate your privacy.

I’m standing with Republican governors in calling on Biden to reject these unconstitutional proposals.

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The only people that should be deciding health policies are people in health care, that does not include you…

Thank you Governor we also stand with you.

💯 percent. We should stop any and all funding to them as well. They were wrong on almost everything about COVID. Dangerous and corrupt unelected bureaucrats that do not have your best interest in mind! That is my opinion.

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“Made in Mississippi” is truly a stamp of quality here at home and around the world.

Congrats to Blue Delta Jeans on its expansion in Lee County!
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Today I had the honor of presenting the First Responder of the Year Award to Lieutenant Joe Kennedy and Officer Will Brantley.

They took decisive action and saved the lives of babies who were choking.

Well done, Lt. Kennedy and Officer Brantley! Our state is grateful to you!
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Amazon Web Services’ record-shattering $10 billion dollar investment is a truly unprecedented commitment to our state. 

Mississippians are ready to roll up their sleeves and start getting the job done!
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EMS teams across Mississippi do a great job providing lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I was proud to proclaim May 19 - 25 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Mississippi!
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First Lady Elee Reeves

First Lady of Mississippi, Elee Williams Reeves, grew up in Tylertown where her parents emphasized the importance of education and giving back to the community.

After graduating from McComb High School, she pursued her degree at Millsaps College in Jackson, graduating with honors. Elee also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Millsaps College.

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