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Governor Tate Reeves

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves

Tate Reeves

65th Governor of Mississippi

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.

In his inaugural address, Governor Reeves promised that this would be an administration for all Mississippi. He committed to a mission to create a climate where good careers are plentiful with every Mississippian prepared to pursue them, as he has every single day of his time serving our state.

Upon taking office, Governor Reeves inherited a crumbling corrections department and a scandal-plagued human services department. He took immediate action to stem the existing issues and begin the process of rebuilding, shedding light on the issues and installing the best leadership to help him turn the departments around to work for the people of Mississippi.

While tackling the inherited issues within government agencies to provide for the safety and human dignity of all Mississippians, Governor Reeves simultaneously led our state through historic flooding and tornadoes and a worldwide pandemic—all within his first 100 days in office.

Governor Reeves has continued to make history throughout his public service career. When elected in 2003 for his first public office, Governor Reeves became the youngest state treasurer in our country and the first Republican to hold the office in Mississippi. His business training in the banking sector made him our state’s foremost advocate for balancing the state budget while minimizing state debt.

He was elected in 2011 and re-elected four years later as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor, leading the Mississippi Senate. His conservative management helped fill our state’s Rainy Day Fund to over $550 million—the most in state history—and reduce the overall debt burden. He fought for transparency in how agencies spend tax dollars and stronger reporting requirements on taxpayer-funded incentive programs.

His commitment to long-term growth that creates better careers led Governor Reeves to propose the largest tax cut in state history through the Taxpayer Pay Raise Act, lowering the personal income tax and enabling more Mississippi employers to invest in jobs and better compete in the global marketplace.

Governor Reeves’ upbringing in Florence’s public schools made him driven to reform the education system to increase opportunity for all Mississippians. He has worked to increase investment in the classroom and enacted reforms to save money, strengthen achievement, and effectively communicate school performance. His new mission for our state is to give us more national board-certified teachers per capita than any state in the nation.

Governor Reeves remains committed to his inaugural promise to defend the loving culture that underpins our quality of life and grow our economy that lifts all of our families. He has pledged to work every day to make that promise a reality for all Mississippi.

A Rankin County native, Governor Reeves is a graduate of Florence High School and an honors graduate of Millsaps College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Governor Reeves and his wife, Elee, are the proud parents of three daughters, Tyler, Emma, and Maddie.

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Just finished our #Claudette briefing with @msema. We have fulfilled every request for resources so far. I’m proud of the work that local officials have done to keep Mississippians safe.

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Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, or MEMA by what so many know it as, is truly an agency that makes a major difference in our state looking out for it when times may come that it is in need. Great job!

So you're not even going to acknowledge #juneteenth but you acknowledged Confederate day. Typical Mississippi...Typical 🥴

Tate Reeves said not one word about the excessive rains that produced flooding that wiped out the homes and buildings of many Mississippians in the Mississippi Delta! We had a Head Start Center in Mound Bayou that has suffered its third flooding loss in less than two years! This is more than hypocrisy! It is blatant racism!

When critical race theory hit the classroom, please ban it from Mississippi. We don't need more division. Thanks for keeping Mississippi red because blue has too many issues of lawlessness and trust.

How about you fulfill the request of 74% of Mississippians and call a special session to fix what your supreme court screwed up? #wearethe74

Thank you Tate Reeves!!

Thanks Governor Reeves!!

Not to beat a dead horse, but imagine if you spent your Saturday with a conference room table full of legislators, working tirelessly, as it appears you are doing in this photo, to fix the buffoonery that has happened to the detriment of almost 800,000 voters, you may actually gain the respect of 3/4 of Mississippians instead of said Mississippians counting the days until your one and only term has ended. You could’ve done things so much differently and you chose not to. Enjoy that seat at the head of the table while you can, Tate!

too bad you don't care about the 74% of the voters who voted to legalize medical cannabis #wearethe74

What about the safety in the Mississippi Delta, Tate Reeves? We heard not one word from you!

But still not a word about the flood damage here in the Delta. What a great caring about ALL people leader we have. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Let's get our piers built back from Zeta. Bigger and out of concrete like florida. Thanks.

Why are there no people of color involved in this meeting, tate you must change this.

Governor Reeves how about getting a ban on vaccine passports for Mississippi. Stand up for medical freedom.

Thanks Biden for giving Mississippi that FEMA money, Trump didn't give Puerto a dam dime in Hurricane relief...

I love for the low income apartments section 8 be closed down

Every summer when I visit the coast area like Biloxi or Gulfport it’s no fun no more it looks like a ghost 👻 town

Mississippi made the lead story on NPR news for having the lowest Covid-19 Vaccination rate in the country. Does that make you proud Tate?

Call a special session and actually provide representation to 74% of you constituents.

Trump will be there shortly to throw out paper towels, Blahahahaha 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Now what you gonna do when you get all that money from the 3rd stimulus package. Are you going to help us or pocket the money. We essential workers deserve something. We low income earners need help. Get off your asses and help us. Fix the damn roads and give us Hazzard pay. WE DESERVE SOMETHING FROM YOU AND FOR IT NOT TO GO INTO YOUR DAMN POCKETS.

Oh yeah it is a new vraint is called the Delat 🏃‍♂️ off of the Covid 19 is now have been found in mementos right next door to Mississippi

He is a fucking lie

Tater tots Reeves

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Just spoke with Director McCraney at MEMA.  State EOC at Level 2 Virtual.  We are prepared to respond (S&R teams) to whatever this potential cyclone brings our way.  Overnight landfall. 
2-6 inches of rain likely - Up to 10 possible.

Get prepared NOW!

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Imagine if there were giant swaths of cannabis crops that could take advantage of that rain…

Oh Geezz, Tate Reeves please don't start that crap this summer. 2020 you declared every cloud that reached the Gulf. And when we needed you, Zeta 10/28/20, you got lost! It took months to get help. We are still missing our red lights, piers are not opened and our Harbor is still closed. Stop the unnecessary drama! It's simply summer in the south.

Hope you will pass a bill on banding CRT being taught in our schools!

Stop tate baiting constituents with headlines. Put 65 in the constitution. Also, how exactly is mema prepared? What mobile facilities are on stand by, has drinking water, dry goods been allocated?

Tell Jill Biden to stay in Washington DC with her incoherent puppet. 🤮 We don’t want her here.

Just think, if you worked this expeditiously to help the people who need medical cannabis, you may actually have a second term…

Man, what is your stance on the newly passed law? It’s beginning to look like you’re very one sided & don’t care about a certain race of people!! You talking about everything but Juneteenth!! Why?

That is drinking weather.

Tryin to

They repeatedlty send people to places

You posted an old NHC map.

And aslo crazy kenyetta and all places mental

Gulf port

Yeah, that’s fine and all but we just had a MAJOR disaster here in Greenwood, Ms Glendale neighborhood, no help or response from the government, we was evacuated from our homes do to flood water from Carrollton Co, haven’t received any help yet

Your political career is about to be over just saying 74% voters

Tate Reeves is a TYRANT !

Thanks for the storm info !! The price we pay for living in paradise !!! 🌴

Hey Tate Reeves are you going to stop C.R.T. in our schools

What about the 20 we got in the delta last week?????!!!!


Need to speak with Texas and get our gun laws on track with theirs!. 👍🇺🇲🇺🇲

How about speaking on 74 🤷‍♀️

Jason Lacy,Tiffany Wallin Lacy, I'm glad we came on home today

Get your canoes ready. Paddle to work. Hahaha.. How r things there at Froogles?


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YES !!! She knows it , we all know it . Hope she thinks it was worth it on judgement day .

Also they don't start practicing breathing until after 16 weeks... and just because the brain is developing doesn't mean that they can feel pain. That's not how the prenatal nervous system works. You're highly uneducated on the subject, and with this status alone you surmise that it just takes a "developing brain" to feel pain. That's literally not how it works. There are so many different parts of the brain and nervous system that don't develop until the second trimester that could even be considered registering pain. What you're thinking of is motor skills, which is a totally different story, and you know nothing of physical pain. You literally look like you were made by nerf. You're just pale, smooth, and squishy. Come at us with pain when you get a farmers tan from working outside and slinging wrenches, you rosy cheeked nerf boy.

Yes!!! That baby is most developing a human being. But if you ask me the moment God creates that baby it’s a human being!!!

So what happens to the person that breaks the law and tries to have an abortion at 16 weeks. Does she get punished, maybe thrown in jail, or maybe she'll be put in a psych ward for trying to hurt herself and a baby. You see this proposition only brings punishment not resolution. What if men had to get to vasectomy after the second woman they impregnated out of wedlock. But I guess it's the woman's fault for being able to have a baby and not choose what she does with her own body. Makes complete sense!

Facts: it/she is not 15 weeks old until after it’s/she’s born. A woman is also breathing, her brain is developed & she definitely feels pain. Women are human beings, Tate. Stop disregarding us. 😢💔

Could men have a vasectomy at puberty? Then only have it reversed to create a child with consent of a woman? This would spare the entire human race of unwanted pregnancies, births and babies. Spare women years on dangerous birth control. It is a simple operation, only requires local anaesthetic and easily reversed. I’m sure we can make this decision about men’s bodies on their behalf to save the children! 🙂

You are so hell bent on downing the current administration, you are letting the people of this great state lack. I’m so sick of this division! I know 50/11 people are going to jump on me and say y’all did it to Trump and I’m going to say who is y’all? I don’t give two cares about who is in office. I might not agree with them but I will respect and pray for their guidance all the same. This bashing is uncalled for and needs to stop. Governor you need to worry about listening to your own people of your state and work on things that are plaguing our state.

Yes! Governor Tate these children deserve good meals and you should have at least gave them the P-EBT! That would have put much needed Meals on the table for every child that’s in headstart, daycare, and children who qualify for free and reduced lunch!!! Why turn that away?

Someone who denies the facts about the benefits of medical marijuana shouldn't be preaching medical facts on Facebook. Please, call the special session and make legislators do their jobs. The only facts anyone in this state is concerned with right now is the fact that our government is ignoring us.

Oppose if you must but what happened and what is still to this day happening in the USA is disheartening and I want my people to know because if we forget the past we may very well repeat it.

Legalize cannabis( marijuana) or resign. Stop concerning yourself with affairs unrelated to this state tate reeves. Legalize recreational cannabis, tax it, and fund the public school system. Fix m.d.h.s. also, so that children have a life worth living, after birth. No tax on medical...

Yes, which is why abortion should be LEGAL in cases like Osteogenesis imperfecta, the baby can feel their bones breaking. Most pro lifers have this idea that all midterm and late term abortions are doctors stopping the baby’s heart and preforming a D&C, that isn’t it. The doctor would induce or preform a c-section and the mother would deliver as normal, her baby may even live for some time. These cases are for babies that are going to be born into hospice care anyway. Why would you want to prolong both the mother and baby’s pain by making her go through months more of carrying a baby that will die at or shortly after birth anyway!? You, nor most politicians, do not have medical license so stay out of it.

Well. When you are not willing to take care of the children who ARE being born by expanding medicaid…you don’t get to claim to be pro-life.

Way to stick up for the unborn in a state with the highest infant mortality rate in the nation. If you truly cared you would get off you high and mighty horse and fix real problems here like lack of healthcare, failing schools and poverty. Pro-life does not end at birth. It is hypocrisy to champion life while condemning a child to live in poverty and ignorance.

At 15 weeks, it's no longer your body, but your child's. Your child has the right to SAFE healthcare also.

She is crazy that's all ! Sick of her and her lies!

Tate, we don't need your 2 cents on subjects that belong in the hands, hearts and minds of a woman and her doctor! Butt out!!

Thank you for speaking up for these babies! 💙💗

It’s weird how people advocate for an unborn child, but when that child is actually born most stop caring.

Some babies even move at 15 weeks. She needs to retire…enjoy her Golden years! Hasn’t she been in politics too long? Very unprofessional

Yes! I pray Mississippi will continue to respect and defend the lives of unborn children.

If given the choice, I wonder which of her five children would she have chosen not to have? I'm sure they would like to know.

Yes Governor you are 100% correct -thank you

Again what is the punishment to the women if she breaks this law!

Latest subject Tate Reeves, what is your stance on the new Federal holiday Juneteenth? Im waiting

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Just finished our #Claudette briefing with @msema. We have fulfilled every request for resources so far. I’m proud of the work that local officials have done to keep Mississippians safe. ...

Thank you.

To the US Soldier.

To America’s greatest generation.

June 6, 1944.

All gave some...some gave all!

Thank you.

These @olemisswgolf student-athletes represented our state like champs. Well, because they ARE champs. National champs!
#1 in all the land. Congrats and #HottyToddy!

I encouraged the cadets of the 65th class of the Mississippi Highway Patrol to keep working hard, stick with the plan, and FINISH their goal!

Just a few more weeks and over 40 new State Troopers on the road! BIG thanks to our current MHP officers for laying the foundation...

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