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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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1 day ago
Tate Reeves

Tonight, I prayed alongside our fellow pro-life Mississippians for the 62 million Americans who lost their lives because of the incorrect decision the Supreme Court made 49 years ago today. While Roe v. Wade may have been decided almost 5 decades ago, we are still reeling from its impact to this day. In 2019 alone, the United States saw almost 630,000 abortions performed.

To put that in perspective, it would take 9 SoFi Stadiums – that’s the site of this year’s Super Bowl – to hold every American child who was killed by abortion in 2019.

There were more Americans killed by abortion in 2019, than in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War combined.

Those numbers are staggering and sickening. But despite the injustices placed upon the unborn in years past, we don’t have to accept that this is the future of abortion in America.

In Mississippi, we are doing something about it. If our law is upheld by the Supreme Court, we’re going to bring our abortion laws in line with the rest of the world and save millions of lives for generations to come.

Some would have you believe Mississippi’s law is radical. The abortion-on-demand crowd would like you to think that it’s something outside the mainstream. The truth is, they could not be more wrong.

Out of the 42 European countries that allow elective abortion, 39 countries limit it to 15 weeks’ gestation or earlier. In other words, even if we are successful, 39 countries in Europe will STILL have more restrictive laws on abortion than the most conservative state in the nation. If our law isn’t rational and mainstream, then I don’t know what is.

I’m optimistic that when it’s all said and done, we are going to be victorious in our fight to preserve the sanctity of life. We have the Constitution and science on our side, and allies across the globe praying for our success.

Please continue to pray for a favorable outcome in our case and for those who cannot protect themselves. Together, we are going to change minds and promote a culture of life.

May God continue to bless the unborn and Mississippi!
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Tonight, I prayed alongside our fellow pro-life Mississippians for the 62 million Americans who lost their lives because of the incorrect decision the Supreme Court made 49 years ago today. While Roe v. Wade may have been decided almost 5 decades ago, we are still reeling from its impact to this day. In 2019 alone, the United States saw almost 630,000 abortions performed.

To put that in perspective, it would take 9 SoFi Stadiums – that’s the site of this year’s Super Bowl – to hold every American child who was killed by abortion in 2019.
  
There were more Americans killed by abortion in 2019, than in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War combined.

Those numbers are staggering and sickening. But despite the injustices placed upon the unborn in years past, we don’t have to accept that this is the future of abortion in America.

In Mississippi, we are doing something about it. If our law is upheld by the Supreme Court, we’re going to bring our abortion laws in line with the rest of the world and save millions of lives for generations to come.

Some would have you believe Mississippi’s law is radical. The abortion-on-demand crowd would like you to think that it’s something outside the mainstream. The truth is, they could not be more wrong.

Out of the 42 European countries that allow elective abortion, 39 countries limit it to 15 weeks’ gestation or earlier. In other words, even if we are successful, 39 countries in Europe will STILL have more restrictive laws on abortion than the most conservative state in the nation. If our law isn’t rational and mainstream, then I don’t know what is.

I’m optimistic that when it’s all said and done, we are going to be victorious in our fight to preserve the sanctity of life. We have the Constitution and science on our side, and allies across the globe praying for our success.

Please continue to pray for a favorable outcome in our case and for those who cannot protect themselves. Together, we are going to change minds and promote a culture of life.
  
May God continue to bless the unborn and Mississippi!

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Those were children that were spared poverty. They were spared gun violence, they were spared sickness that can't be managed by drugs their parents couldn't afford or by substances you refuse to make legal. They were spared lack of education. They were spared abuse. You want them to be born. But what are you doing for the ones already here suffering?

Keep fighting for the unborn. Only those that believe in Jesus can understand the importance of this. They are actually killing God’s children .

You just love to play Daddy, making these decisions for us. No cannabis no abortion. Only… I don’t need a daddy to make my decisions, I already have one, so mind YOUR business which is governing the state… oh, and keep taking that big pharma money you find more powerful than empathy for your citizens.

You are a very privileged man who has no right to decide what is best for any woman on this planet, Tate. You can’t pray abortion away. This is not Europe. This is America. What about our “freedoms & individual liberties” that you’re always so concerned about with Covid, Tate? I guess women don’t deserve those. Sad. #setusback50years

The same ones that cry, 'Stop Abortion', are the same ones that say, 'Stop using tax payers money to support your kids'. The irony is that you want to save the unborn but when it comes for the child to be raised in an impoverished setting, then you whine and gripe about that. Sheesh, why make rules for everyone when it won't be you raising that child? I do believe adults can make their own decision. For the record, I don't believe in abortion, but I do believe women are capable of making their own choices.

Aren’t you one of the Governors that turned away money to parents who were unemployed during Covid? How many people of Mississippi have died or have long term Covid because of your inaction? Why won’t you expand medicaid to help the parents go to the doctor and get wellness check ups? I could go on and on.

Innocent blood cries out to God. May the Lord forgive and turn the hearts of the Supreme Court to stand for life! No more murdering our unborn. Thank you for standing for life!

You should probably be pushing vasectomy’s just as much, if not more than, birth control. Since women can only give birth to one child a year and men can create hundreds. And women are also the ones who have to deal with the aftermath. But nobody’s talking about that.

Again stay out of women's choices for their body. How about make where men have to get a vasectomy until they want kids. That'll help. If you men disagree then you have no right to say what women do

I'm so sick of the argument that the women have no support, once they have these "unwanted" babies. For one, multiple birth control alternatives are available to women, before and immediately after conception. Two, except for a small percentage, a choice was made that brought about pregnancy. Three, if you abuse a child, because you could not be woman enough to put it up for adoption, then that's not a "lack of abortion" issue.

Saying, "I'm pro life." doesn't make you pro life. It may make you feel morally superior to others but you're not pro life or morally superior. If you were truly pro life you would be working to prevent unwanted pregnancies before they happen by educating our youth whose hormones are off the charts and you can't control, making sure birth control isn't taboo and available to everyone and forgiving those who make human mistakes. You are not morally superior.

Get your religion out of politics.

You aren't pro-life, you are pro-birth

For all you whining about poverty someone not being able to afford to raise a baby and using that as an excuse, birth control can be gotten for free!!! Be responsible and don’t get pregnant. That’s the problem with our country. Everyone wants to blames someone else for their problems and they expect someone else to foot the bill for it!! Get a job or two if it takes it to make ends meet and stop depending on the government to pay for everything!! Do without cable, a smartphone, eating out, and all other things that are not necessary! We live in a time where more people whine and complain about more than I have every heard! People better find God and worry about what he says about it!

Thank you ..!! We are praying it gets overturned…and praying for you also..!

Abortions wouldn’t be necessary if two people agree to measures that prevent an unwanted pregnancy. A woman on the pill can’t get pregnant. A man with enough sense to carry rubbers in his pocket and stop long enough to put it on can’t produce an unwanted baby. At least that is what we did when our hormones overcame us when I was a young buckaroo. The old fashion way of preventing pregnancy worked pretty good back in the day.

I join you in repenting of this horrid sin before GOD for our nation and people. I grieve for the babies killed, and the souls damaged by sin that did it. I pray GOD helps us put an end to this horror.

Okay… So Mississippi should pass a personhood amendment to show how they believe the unborn have the same rights as those who have been born… Oh wait, Mississippi has already voted on a personhood amendment and it failed to pass by 16 points. So it seems that Mississippi doesn’t actually believe the unborn have the same rights as those who have been born. So are you representing all of the citizens of Mississippi or are you representing a minority?

Okay… now what about the lives that are already suffering?? The millions of children in the system? The hungry children, the abused and neglected. What are you doing for them???? Mom chose life so now what??

Abortion Should Not Be Birth Control!!

I am so proud of The abortion ban that Mississippi has and I believe one day Roe vs. Wade will be overturned and also proud of Texas abortion ban also other states. the states that have abortion bans in place don't want the blood of the innocent babies on our hands any longer

THANK YOU! PRAYING THAT OUR WOMEN WILL THINK BEFORE PREGNANCY TO PREVENTIVES AND STOP THIS MADNESS OF KILLING BABIES!

Praying for a favorable outcome over someone else’s body. Oh that’s what we doing now Tate

Lord God if this is pass please look out for the ladies that will try to look for other ways to have abortions done like before they became legal.

Clean up your own back porch before going all federal. Our supreme court has failed us miserably through appointments. No judge should ever be appointed, bought, or paid for.

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2 days ago
Tate Reeves

It’s encouraging to see so many Americans at #MarchForLife exercising their right to stand up and protect life. Looking forward to being with my fellow Mississippians tomorrow as we pray for the 62 million Americans who lost their lives because of the wrongly decided Roe v. Wade. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are the lives lost due to failure to expand Medicaid worth praying for?

How about worry about people in your state missing work and valuable time in school due to Covid. Some of us cannot afford to keep quarantining like this because no one will do anything

Legal or not abortions will happen just like they did before Roe vs Wade. At least legal they are safer and sterile procedures.

Thank you for wanting to protect the unborn... Just wish you also wanted to protect the born who are suffering with chronic or terminal illnesses and conditions.

While we at it let's talk about critical race theory. First of all THERE IS ONLY ONE RACE.....HUMAN. If we can't tell the truth how can we ever evolve as people. Can we NOT BE the Woman in Purple riding the Beast. Don't get mad when reaping and sowing happens.

So you’re basically taking a woman’s right to choose no I would never have an abortion but I do believe that we all should have the right to choose. People need Stop trying to force your beliefs on everybody else a woman has a right to choose if she wants to carry out a pregnancy when she finds out if she want to along and do not do an abortion when it’s past a certain stage in the pregnancy but it should be OK for a woman to choose if she wants to have an abortion we can’t pay for other peoples sins we can only pay for our own #mybodymychoice

Seems like a whole bunch of unnecessary government oversight to me. Or you have the gross desire to control women for the subservient unequal beings you view them as.

Oh come on Tate, Republicans don’t give a S… once the babies are born!

We can’t get these up for adoption taken. Now we got a politician worried about women and their bodies, it’s between them and God. Get some kind of lifestyle Boi. If you got the belief you say you got

Separation of church and state sure is alive and well in the state Capital eh?

Fix the child support system. Fix public schools, offer tax breaks to childcare facilities so that they offer discounted plans. Free birth control. Prevent, and offer other solutions in this 3rd world state you are in charge of. Be a governor, and stop playing doctor, it's illegal

God is turning this thing, and ALL who think it's okay to kill babies WILL be dealt with according to HIS WILL. THANK YOU GOVERNOR!!!

I don’t want anyone to abort a baby. But that person has the right to choose. THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. The police kills for no cause. Give us the numbers fir unwarranted police killings.

There’s a separation of church and state but not state and morality. You get morality wrong every time and destroy lives daily with your “decisions” and “politics.”

Crazy how u say is Biden is going against people constitutional rights. But little do you realize you're doing the same. You're trying to tell women what they can and can't do with their bodies. We don't have to agree with abortion but that's between that woman and God.

Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate. Expanding medicaid allowing better access to care would lower it. But you are against that. So don't pretend that you care about the life of babies.

Need to be worried about your term you have left before you leave office.

Many of our youth from the immaculate Catholic Church here in Laurel are in that March today. So proud of our young people taking a stand in this world. 👏

Protect these kids in school that’s getting Covid

Forced birth is socialism

When we gonna hold a rally in remembrance of those who died for lack of medical care ?

I would never have an abortion. However, it's not my business if a woman chooses to have one. No one should be able to dictate if she can or cannot have one. Now, said woman should pay for an abortion herself, if she wanted one. It should not be paid for by the government. The government didn't lay with her to make a baby.

Thank you Governor Reeves for taking a stand!

But by gawd, don't encourage bills that will give these babies early childhood education, affordable daycare, better pay for mom and dad so they can take care of these little ones, better pay for teachers so they receive quality education, better infrastructure, etc. Come on Tate!!

A woman has a right to choose what she wants to do with her body. The government and no one else should control or tell a woman what she should or shouldn’t do. There are many different circumstances, situations, and no one can speak on what she does with her body. And no one has the right to judge her. I’ve never been pregnant before, and I don’t think I would choose abortion. But if I were pregnant, I want to be able to make my own decision and given the right to!

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The economic growth in DeSoto County continues! Today, by $90 million in additional capital investment and 250 new, good-paying jobs.

Since becoming governor, DeSoto alone has seen over $540 million in new capital investment & over 1,300 jobs created. 

More to come!

https://mississippi.org/news/walmart-locating-fulfillment-center-in-olive-branch-creating-250-jobs/

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He had absolutely zero to do with any growth in desoto county I promise you that. Olive branch has been growing its distribution capacity for the last decade. Reeves can’t take any credit no matter how hard he tries.

May Yahweh God keep the Economic Blessings coming to the State of Mississippi this way. As we all know from the history of when Walmart comes to an area, 1) Restaurants begin flocking to the area. 2) Small Businesses begin to flock to the area. 3) Large Grocery Chains normally come to the area with time. 4) Small Business Centers begin to open up in the area with several types of business in them. Then with this, 5) New Homes and Apartment Complexes begin to be built in the surrounding areas so people can live closely to where the jobs have come to, helping the cities grow. A Walmart Fulfillment Center will only add to the jobs that this will bring to the area, as well as to the benefits that it will bring to the customers in the area as well. Keep bringing economic blessings to the State such as this.📦

What about getting the VA on the same page as other states ie. Texas so a Veteran is more important. Or… let not guilty prisoners out of prison that have Ben setup and railroaded by a court.

How about getting the state a football team or bringing things to central Mississippi? The only growth I've seen are in Jackson, extreme north Mississippi or extreme south. When will Simpson county get something? When will Lawrence county get something? Have you forgotten the smaller areas? Do we not matter?

Rome wasn't built in one year

Walmart...who paid part of the 52 to vote against voting rights.

You only need to be near Hacks/Stateline at shift change to see that the majority of the workers at these warehouses live in Memphis. Politicians have turned eastern DeSoto Co into a distribution hub at the expense of the residents. Can't wait for even more semi traffic.

Sign the medical marijuana bill & we will have hundreds if not thousands of new very well paying jobs all over the entire state, Tate. It is a booming industry that helps people. Stop denying us all of the many benefits of this program.

You all are HILARIOUS. This man could hand some of y'all a (real) check for a million dollars and you would hand it back to him and say, "I don't want it. It's wrinkled."!!😂🙃🤔

Tate blowing his own horn because he knows nobody else is going to do it. Always taking credit for something he didn’t do.

It's amazing how tone deft Reeves is. While DeSantis and a hand full of other Republicans recognized that without our Constitutional rights and freedoms nothing else matters, Reeves has spent the past year pandering to corporations such as the CCP owned Tyson Foods.

Markets create jobs politicians just take the credit it's completely ridiculous

When will you folks learn that Walmart is killing you small business that have been the life blood of your towns all your life .The hell with Walmart, I want go in one unless I can’t get it somewhere else.

Need to get some type of good paying jobs in Jones County..... Seems only the northern and the Coastal Counties are the only ones getting anything done.

Tate Reeves I'm from the coast and we try to shop local. Try bringing in local businesses instead of corporate giants. You seem to be part of the problem and not solution. You're more worried about votes than Mississippian's.

I wonder how many tax breaks you had to give them while neglecting the needs of MS.

That would’ve helped the delta more.

Be thankful that Mississippi got this. Quit complaining about everything and asking for handouts. There are job openings all over Mississippi. Get up and go to work!!!!

I bet not one red blooded American in DeSoto will vote for Reeves again.

Y'all know what the real estate folks say about location? Look at the map. Olive Branch is close to a huge population center. The Delta is not. It is natural for distribution facilities to spring up near the TN state line. FedEx and the Memphis International Airport guarantee that. You can't blame Tater for following the money. He's a banker.

Tate Reeves so how can we bring this type of growth and development to the delta? It’s is needed!

Oh. And you are a hero!! ????What about the voices of the 74? You still don’t want to hear us! 😳

Good job governor 👏 👍

There is so much traffic already as it is! Widen these ROADS, especially Goodman! Y’all build so many restaurants and warehouses smh 🤦🏾‍♀️ All Mississippi does is work and EAT!

All Mississippians are better off because of this good news. These jobs could have gone to Tennessee or Arkansas, or where ever. But we got them. Good for all of us!

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