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Coronavirus Updates and Resources In the wake of COVID-19, Mississippi worked quickly to respond and execute a data-driven, measured strategy to protect public health. With everyone doing their part to combat this pandemic, our state is moving forward to rebuild our economy and emerge stronger together. LEARN MORE 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. ABOUT GOV. REEVES Quick
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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

Governor Reeves Issues New Comprehensive Safe Recovery Order in Ongoing Effort to Flatten the Curve

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his new comprehensive Safe Recovery order as a one-stop resource for Mississippians as we continue to flatten the curve on new COVID-19 cases.

Governor Reeves Announces 2,000 Mississippians Enrollment Milestone in Workforce Training Initiative to Aid Mississippi Workers and Employers

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that a milestone of over 2,000 Mississippians have enrolled in the ReSkill Mississippi initiative (ReSkillMS) within the first 30 days of the program.

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Tate Reeves

President Trump just approved Mississippi’s Hurricane Zeta emergency declaration. Swift, decisive action that will enable us to get through and rebuild.

I just spoke with the President and he expressed his full support for the people of Mississippi as we deal with the fallout. Anything we need in this emergency, he’ll get it to us. Grateful for a President who is never off the clock—working hard to protect Americans.

Please continue to stay alert and pray.
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Please tell the Greatest President in our lifetime that you no longer represent us. #ItsNotAboutTheFlagItsAboutTheProcess

Tate Reeves no matter how bad you dry beg for us to vote for trump save that breath getting you from between a rock and a hard place because you have lost Republican voters and probably won’t be getting but a few very few democratic voters so save your on the sly campaigning for trump .

You do represent us and we appreciate you there's no big deal about this flag more important the other things in our lives in Mississippi let us grow up

Quit using the hurricane response as a lame attempt to make your master Trump look good 🙄 Any President would approve a hurricane emergency declaration.

Your doing a great job along with our President Governor Reeves!

Well that was some serious 💩 tonight! This complex was shredded and power went out about 6. There was debris flying everywhere!! Gonna be crazy once the sun comes up!!!!

Wow and let’s be sure he gets all the MS electoral college votes...she says sarcastically.

Or you could listen to science, order a statewide mask mandate, and save lives. Jesus approves.

there's gonna be a lot more damage than I think we expected. Gulfport got horrible winds.

Yeah Biloxi isn’t doing to great

I sure as hell didn't hear anyone in Mississippi accuse Barbour if brown-nosing when he got George W to bail us out after Katrina. Just saying.

Thank God Joe Biden wasn’t in charge!

He was but he was not being reported. Dr Fauci jumped back and forth on the causes and effects of the virus, wearing masks and lockdowns.

Well I did it again. I saw the governors positive report and I made the mistake of starting to read the comments. In life we have a lot of choices, we can chose positive or negative, we can choose good or evil, we can choose love or hate, we can choose light or darkness, we can chose to be respectful or disrespectful, and the list goes on. The majority of these comments are the same as usual negative, hateful, and disrespectful. The only consolation I have is that you don’t represent the majority of people. Every time I wonder is that how your parents raised you? All I know is it’s a real downer it makes me wonder what’s happened to humanity. So from now on I’ll read the governors positive post and skip the comments. Regardless of how you act Jesus still loves you and God wishes that no one should perish. My hope and prayer is that you find joy, peace, love, kindness and understanding of what’s really important in this life instead of cutting other people down Because you don’t happen to agree with them. Love and prayers to those on the coast.

What about the $1800.00 you can sign for that the other states are getting that was drawing less $100 in unemployment I just read they those people in there state that was left out is getting it! I think Mississippi needs there Money as well!

Keep up the great work. One of the best Governors in the country. 🇺🇲

But California had to appeal for Natural Disaster Relief Funds for the WILDFIRES, now that’s some Suga in the 💩

Get off your knees.

Feeding at the teat of the federal government? I thought you wanted the feds to leave Mississippi alone?

Isn’t that his job

He did his job. Why wasn’t he proactive in the early days of covid? Oh yeah. He was golfing and not campaigning.

Maybe signing river could NOT wait until daylight to start restoring power. How about that. I’ve lived in many hurricane prone areas and never heard of a power company waiting until “daylight “ to start the repairs.

Thank you, Gov Reeves. ♥️🇺🇸

I’m not in favor of either candidate but Trump’s track record vs Biden, I’m voting for Trump. And I’m black

Thank you for your dedication to the people of Mississippi.

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And wear the mask. That’s the most important thing to do. The mask saves lives

Praying all is safe in MS and every where God protect us. We have had enough this year take the virus with the storm and go away.

Praying praying for all the families in Mississippi that they will be safe!!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

.... From us Coast folks to you boss

Wind is crazy here is Ocean Springs

Hunkered down in Biloxi.

Prayers for you and your family.📿🦀🦐✝️📿🎃

Just had a tornado touch down in North Mississippi because of Zeta!!

Hunkered down in pass Christian Mississippi, lost power, losing shingles, and our yard is flooding

The White House and Congress: America, we are sorry you got infected with COVID-19, got laid off, and are broke as a result of it. However, you are on your own. Furthermore, we will only fund businesses. 🙄

All you sheep that still follow the flock,STAY HUNKERED DOWN,AWAY FROM PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO WORK AND LIVE !

safe, electricity back on here in Picayune as of 4 a.m.

Prayers for all

All my family did well through the storm

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Cody Upchurch

My trailer was pushed two foot over..dang mask 😏

Put on your mask!

Don't forget to bring a mask 🤣🤣😅

Damn...you did not say it would be like this!!!

I feel so safe with you (DIK-TATER ) in charge of the situation

Make sure tater tots mask mandate is in effect

there are trees snapping the woods behind our house and everyone’s power is out praying for everything to go right

Prayers

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Tate Reeves

I’ve signed an emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane Zeta. Watch the weather. Be prepared.

Emergency operators are working to get ready for storm surge and hard winds—up to 9 feet of surge and winds up to 100 MPH. Stay sharp, stay safe, and pray for God’s protection.
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It also allows school districts to cancel classes without make up days. We are grateful for the relief and the district is much more likely to do so.

Thank you, Gov. Reeves!! Always looking out for us Mississippians, May God bless you and your family!!

Thank you Gov. Reeves for keeping us updated on COVID-19 and hurricane .Giving us time to prepare our family for safety.

We need an emergency order against you and your unconstitutional mandates.

Thank you, Governor Reeves! I don't understand why people are so mean! He came in as Governor and was immediately hit with a pandemic and all of its effects plus all of the hurricanes and all that 2020 has brought. I've seen him pray over this state and do what he felt was the right thing after asking God to direct his decisions. He will never be able to please everyone. Just like President Trump, he's criticized for every decision, vilified, and had what he's trying to do for the state fought at every turn by the Democrats and many of the Republicans. I've seen vile comments about him and even his precious family by those who don't agree with him. Do I think he's done everything perfectly? Of course not! There's only been one who is perfect and His Name is Jesus! But I do think that he has prayed about and cared about and actively tried to do what is right for ALL Mississippians, no matter their political beliefs. You don't have to agree with what he does, whether you are Republican or Democrat. But when you attack him personally and esp when you attack his family and you say vile things about policies you may not agree with, that is saying more about you and your character than it does about the Governor! We are all Mississippians and we are all Americans and we have the greatest nation in the world. Please don't let us demean that fact by acting and talking like a bunch of heathens!! If we would pray for each other and esp pray for our leaders, both local, statewide, and national instead of talking about them, we would all be better off. Governor Reeves, I am praying for you and your family and I am praying for my state and nation that I love dearly. I am praying for all in the path of this hurricane that they would be safe and that America would once again align itself with Him and His Word so that He can bless her again. When we sing "God bless America" we need to realize that He can not bless an America that chooses DEATH for the most innocent among us, no matter what party we call ourselves!

Our governor is not God! There is just so much he can do to protect us from COVID-19 and the hurricanes. The rest is up to the people of Mississippi. We are bigger than all these nasty comments in this post. I personally appreciate his efforts at keeping us safe. Be loving, be kind, be respectful. It makes us better people. Mississippians are known nationally for hospitality and kindness.

How about signing an emergency declaration to help the MS CRIME LAB!!!! They are overworked, understaffed, WAY underpaid, WAY WAY underfunded!! HELP IS NEEDED ASAP & PDQ!!!!

The only thing I blame him with is the lie he told on “ the only way the flag will change in my administration is by a vote of the people of Mississippi” QUOTE. That was a LIE

Thank you Governor. Praying for the families who in the path of the storm. 🙏

I’m not criticizing him. He has hard decisions to make. Instead I’m praying for him

Emergency declaration to get federal money that the people won’t see.

Thank You Governor Reeves. Paying fly you and your family .You always are looking out for the people of Mississippi 🇺🇸

Remember, if you get flooded, make sure you swim with your mask on your face. It’s saferrrrr

All the emergency declaration does is give government more power and control, period...that’s why you and every other Governor and mayor are always so quick to do it.

Thank you for all you are doing for our great state! God bless you and your family!

So gotta wonder if some of you people gonna use this post by our governor as another excuse to jump on that beleaguered flag bandwagon. Seems like everything else he posts, and I do mean EVERYTHING, someone gonna attack him over that flag!🤣😂

Ty for keeping all of us on the coast in your prayers

I have family members in that area🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 In the mighty name of Jesus

Thank you for being ahead of our needs @ Gautier MS.

Thanks for taking action to help Mississippians with Hurricane Zeta. Now how about COVID?

Thank you Governor Reeves you have a safe and blessed day also

Yall think he's declaring this for our own personal good ? Lol, that's cute. "States get additional funding" Once a state declares a state of emergency, it can then ask the federal government for funds. Additional money can come from the Disaster Relief Fund, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or Congress can consider a special supplemental spending bill.

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻to everyone. Stay safe Mississippi

If you wanna pray. Fine. Pray. But actually take safety measures as well. Dont rely on the prayer. How many people have died begging god to help them? Who knows. Im sure it was Bunches. Just actually be safe. Dont rely on magical thinking that hasnt ever stopped a hurricane or anything else from hurting people before

Shutdown casinos during hurricane! Not good to make people get out in weather if hurricane! Totally stupid

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Very proud of the frontlines team that has worked hard to attack the COVID-19 virus in Mississippi. Incredible logistical effort to bring targeted resources to the fight, while standing firm that schools and businesses must stay open!

Save lives—don’t destroy them in the process!
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Today, I was honored to join my friends on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to announce a massive new economic development project. UMUSIC is developing a $1 billion resort that will support 2,500 jobs in Phase 1! A new jewel in Mississippi’s crown. Life-changing for so many families.

They could have made this investment anywhere. We competed with the world, and they chose Mississippi. It’s a testament to the unbeatable hospitality of our people, and our dedication to growing our state. With hard work and the Mississippi’s spirit on display, we can always win.
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Mayor Merlin Richardson went to be with the Lord last night. He was an institution in the Delta—served for decades! More importantly: he was a good friend, caring neighbor, and true joy to be around. I will miss him, and I know that many others will as well! ...

Mississippi National Guard Staff Sgt. Mitchell Scofield is officially the best of the best. Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Scofield on winning the Army National Guard 2020 Best Warrior Competition, along with Cpl. Daniel D'Ippolito of the Arizona National Guard!

A true leader on the national stage, he was also named the Army National Guard NCO of the Year. Way to do your home state proud! 🇺🇸
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Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Mitchell Scofield of the Mississippi Army National Guard, 154th Regional Training Institute, for his recent win at the Region III Best Warrior Competition in South Carolina! He competed against the best of the best from 10 states and advances to the National Best Warrior Competition held here in Mississippi this weekend.

Good luck in the national competition, Staff Sgt. Scofield!
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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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