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.

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


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


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 Announced as Chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition

Governor Tate Reeves has been selected as Chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition. Fellow Coalition governors elected Reeves to serve a two-year term. Reeves will replace Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Governor Reeves Appoints Pieter Teeuwissen as County Court Judge for Hinds County

Governor Tate Reeves today announced the appointment of Pieter Teeuwissen as County Court Judge for Hinds County, Subdistrict 2. The appointment fills a vacancy due to the untimely death of the Honorable LaRita Cooper-Stokes.

Governor Reeves Lifts Partial Statewide Burn Ban; County Burn Bans Remain

In consultation with the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC), and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Governor Tate Reeves has lifted the partial statewide burn ban, effective November 16, 2023.

Mississippi Deploying Over $2.5 Million in Delta Regional Authority Funds

Governor Reeves today announced that the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is awarding over $2.5 million in investments to seven projects in Mississippi through the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP).

Governor Reeves Announces 15 New RESTORE Act Projects Totaling More Than $44 Million

Governor Reeves today announced that he has approved more than $44 million for 15 new RESTORE Act projects for Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.


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8 hours ago
Tate Reeves

Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish friends and neighbors who are celebrating across Mississippi today.

I know that this has been an especially difficult year. Know that our state supports you!
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Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish friends and neighbors who are celebrating across Mississippi today.

I know that this has been an especially difficult year. Know that our state supports you!

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Amen, Governor🙏🏻🎄

Amen, Governor!

Amen, Governor

Wow, that’s a first! I’m surprised you’ve decided to make a post about Hanukkah. Because you sure didn’t in the past 4 years. But awesome tho!

Amen Governor! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

I also stand with our Jewish friends and the State of Israel!

God bless Israel and God bless Mississippi 🇮🇱🙏

Eliot Cohen ♥️♥️♥️♥️



If Tatec had an ounce of courage he would condemn antisemitism and Islamaphobia. He won’t because he is a coward and a political opportunist.


You saved my life out from debt and I do not think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me. I will keep on telling people about your good work in my life & my family. thank you for bringing happiness into my life again Mr Thomas Mark. Message him via the link below 👇👇👇👇

Do you even know what that means to these people? Tate Reeves

Everything is only difficult as long as you’re in office Tate Reeves

A Texas judge on Thursday granted an emergency order allowing a pregnant woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis to get an abortion in the state. Late last month, Kate Cox, a 31-year-old Dallas-area mother of two who is about 20 weeks pregnant, found out that her developing fetus has trisomy 18, a rare chromosomal disorder likely to cause stillbirth or the death of the baby shortly after it’s born. Cox told NBC News on Thursday afternoon that she was “hopeful” and grateful after the judge’s decision. “I feel like I’ll be able to get the medical care that I need and will take time to heal, and then I want to try again,” she said. For more on the interview with Cox, watch “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT. Texas law prohibits almost all abortions with limited exceptions. So on behalf of Cox, her husband and her doctor, lawyers with the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a request for a temporary restraining order that would block the state’s abortion bans in Cox's case and enable her to terminate her pregnancy. "Kate Cox’s life and future fertility are at great risk, and according to her doctor, the medical care that she needs is an abortion," Molly Duane, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in the hearing Thursday. Cox’s two children were delivered by cesarean section, so carrying this pregnancy to term and getting a third C-section could put her at risk for multiple serious medical issues, Duane said. Cox said in the interview that she and her husband want to have a third child and “never imagined that we would be in this position.” She said she felt that being forced to continue the pregnancy, with “the pain and suffering” and risks that go along with it, “I think it’s cruel.” “I really would love another baby,” she said. “So, I’m hopeful for my health, our family.” During the hearing, Duane argued that Cox was "at high risk for multiple pregnancy complications, including hypertension, gestational diabetes and infection," and said that within the last two days, Cox had to visit an emergency room for a fourth time "for pregnancy symptoms including severe cramps, leaking fluid and elevated vital signs." "Many of Miss Cox’s health risks during this pregnancy will put her life in danger if left untreated, and carrying this pregnancy to term will significantly increase the risks to her future fertility, meaning that she and her husband may not be able to have more children in the future," Duane said. State District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble quickly granted the requested order, which also allows Cox’s doctor to perform the abortion without fear of prosecution by the state. "The idea that Miss Cox wants desperately to be a parent and this law might actually cause her to lose that ability is shocking and would be a genuine miscarriage of justice," the judge said. Kate Cox.Courtesy The Center for Reproductive Rights Johnathan Stone, an attorney with the Texas attorney general's office who represented the state in the hearing, argued that Cox and her husband had not sufficiently demonstrated that they would suffer "immediate and irreparable injury" without an abortion. "The only party that’s going to suffer an immediate and irreparable harm" if the judge grants the requested order, he said, "is the state." Stone pushed instead for an evidentiary hearing, saying an emergency order would lead the couple to get an abortion that "can’t be undone" before the court could fully consider the evidence. In a statement Thursday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that the judge’s order "will not insulate hospitals, doctors, or anyone else, from civil and criminal liability for violating Texas’ abortion laws. This includes first degree felony prosecutions." It also does not prohibit private citizens or a district or county attorney from enforcing Texas’ pre-Roe abortion laws against Cox's doctor or anyone else, Paxton argued, adding that the judge’s order "will expire long before the statute of limitations for violating Texas’ abortion laws expires." Recommended U.S. NEWS Homeless people in Las Vegas live in fear after gunman targets their community In a letter to three Texas hospitals where Cox's doctor has practiced, Paxton warned that the facilities could be found liable for negligently credentialing her or for failing to exercise appropriate professional judgment in allowing the doctor to perform an abortion. Two of the hospitals did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while the third said it is not involved in this lawsuit. Paxton added that the lawsuit and judge’s order "fail to establish that Ms. Cox qualifies for the medical exception to Texas’ abortion laws." In response, Marc Hearron, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement that "fearmongering has been Ken Paxton’s main tactic in enforcing these abortion bans" and that he "is misrepresenting the court’s order." In an earlier news conference, Duane said "every day of this ordeal has been agonizing" for Cox. "I want to emphasize how unforgivable it is that Kate had to beg for health care in court. No one should have to do this," she said. "The reality is that 99% of people cannot." Duane also called the state's arguments "callous in the extreme." "They want Kate to suffer, to put her health at risk and to give birth to a stillborn baby or be forced to watch her child suffer for the few short moments of her life," she said. "That is a decision that only a family should be able to make on their own." Trisomy 18, a severe genetic condition, occurs when a fetus has an extra copy of chromosome 18. The anomaly is random, occurring in around 1 out of every 2,500 pregnancies, according to the Cleveland Clinic. At least 95% of fetuses with the condition don’t survive to full term, meaning pregnancies end in miscarriage or babies are stillborn. Infants born with trisomy 18 have many birth defects, which can cause life-threatening consequences. Almost 40% don’t survive labor, and less than 10% live past their first year. Since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022, more than a dozen states have banned abortion or no longer have facilities where women can receive the procedure. In another lawsuit in Texas, the Center for Reproductive Rights sued on behalf of two OB-GYNs and 20 women who were denied abortions "while experiencing severe and dangerous pregnancy complications," according to the center. That case seeks to clarify which situations qualify for medical exceptions under Texas' abortion laws. The state Supreme Court heard arguments last week, after a lower court issued a ruling in the plaintiffs' favor that blocked Texas' bans from applying in situations like theirs. Cox's case, though, is one of the first of its kind — very few pregnant women have sought emergency court orders to receive an abortion. Duane said after the hearing that for many people, traveling out of state for an abortion, especially during a medical emergency, isn't an option. "Kate wants to be able to receive health care in her own community and a place that she feels comfortable," Duane added. "She’s a lifelong Texan, her whole family lives here." Image: Daniella SilvaDaniella Silva Daniella Silva is a reporter for NBC News, focusing on education and how laws, policies and practices affect students and teachers. She also writes about immigration.

Pregnant Texas woman says she’s ‘hopeful’ after judge grants emergency request to get an abortion A Dallas-area mother found out that her fetus has trisomy 18, a genetic condition that can cause stillbirth or death of a newborn. The court order allows her to end the pregnancy.

Empty words since you forced them under christian doctrine.

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Tate Reeves

This was a question on Jeopardy yesterday - anybody know the answer to this one? ... See MoreSee Less

This was a question on Jeopardy yesterday - anybody know the answer to this one?

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Y’all are all incorrect. Nobody answered in the form of a question.

The greatness of school my uncles and dad went to in the 50s . The Ole Miss Rebels with the band playing up Dixie all the time. The the national championship under their belts twice. The statue of soldiers from ole miss that died fighting for state was still a place of honor. I remember the ladies with their hotty toddies. My second cousin played there just couple of years ago.

Hail State 🐶

What is the University of Mississippi??? 💙❤️

I just watched it. Cool.

Did any of the contestants answer it correctly?

Shows how little ESPN knows! A hotty toddy is an alcoholic drink. The part that makes no sense is flim flam bum bam! 😂😂😂

What is that school up north

And ESPN would be right.

what is Ole Miss?

Ole Miss ❤️🏈💙

It is "hoity toity" a British phrase that means upper class snobbery. It's hoity toity gosh amoity.

What is Ole Miss?

What is TSUN?

That is the answer… the correct question is "What is Ole Miss."

A drink 🫣

The university of Mississippi aka Ole Miss.

What is Ole Miss?

Hotty Toddy Gosh A'mighty!

That’s cool! #HailState

Hotty Toddy❤️💙

Oh ! Me, me, me!! I know! I know!

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. The only true university in Mississippi.

Look he’s a democrat again.


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Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish friends and neighbors who are celebrating across Mississippi today.

I know that this has been an especially difficult year. Know that our state supports you!

This was a question on Jeopardy yesterday - anybody know the answer to this one? ...

The attack on Pearl Harbor was absolutely devastating.

Today we remember that “date which will live in infamy.”

We continue to honor and pay tribute to those brave Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice there and in the war that followed.

Congratulations to the SEC Defensive Player of the Year - Mississippi State’s own Bookie Watson!

Representing Mississippi well!

Mississippi is blessed with incredible research institutions, awesome community colleges, and unlimited talent.

They are shaping the future of our workforce and laying the groundwork for an even stronger state economy!

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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