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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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It was great to be back in Olive Branch to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Cascades! This impressive 170 acre mixed-use project is quite literally a huge addition to DeSoto County and will contribute significantly to its economic growth.

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Initiative 65 would had brought economic growth to our entire state! Call a special session, and give the voters what they voted in favor of! Shame on you for continuing to silence the voice of the people of Mississippi!

You know what would be good for economic growth? Cannabis. Especially a package that protected MS growers and MS distributors from out of state big wigs. Who do you work for Tate??

I live in IL; all of you complaining when he's literally doing these events 2-4 days a week - our governor is doing them less than 15 days a year. Try Pritzker; I wish my residency was in your state just so I could vote for a non-Socialist once. One day.

Oh my goodness !! Any growth is better than no growth. Be Kind people !

Meanwhile, Mississippi's children are at risk because of your pandemic politicking. Hopefully the timber from that mixed acreage is put to good use for all the little coffins that the state is going to need.

So, how does this help Mississippi dig its way out of dead last for everything, especially in this pandemic? Signed, a concerned Mississippi native

Memphis South gets another development…. 🤦‍♂️😂

Please call a special session Governor Reeves! Let the legislators pass laws preventing mandates

All of Mississippi and the Cannabis Business is waiting on you.

So next we want to see you posing with pen in hand signing into law a Medical Marijuana bill. Not only would it bring prosperity but also better health and quality of life for our lowly state. CALL THAT SESSION #wearethe74

As will Medical Cannabis.

Thank you Governor Reeves! It's always great seeing new companies coming to Mississippi. I only wish we could clean up and polish some of the folks living in our great state. #NastyComments

Can't wait to vote for the first time in 22 years for anybody except you!

Call the #SpecialSessionNow I want to see a ground breaking for a miss owned mmj grow. Why are you draggin this out? We voted! you shoud respect our vote .. #wearethe74

I hope all the free money stops or you wont find any employees to fill those new jobs.

Have your toured any of the groundbreaking a for these marijuana factories being built by out of state entities? Do they know something the citizens do not know?

Call a special session! Give the people of Mississippi their voice back. Just because you can't figure out a way to put some of it in your pocket doesn't mean the rest of us doesn't deserve what we voted for!

Tate Reeves is literally ignoring the tax payers and forcing bills into legislation we voted against. Stop ignoring this Mississippi! Demand our rights back! No matter what they sign into legislation, we have no voice to dispute! There's political terminology for this type of government. Anyone wanna say it?...........

You need to be calling a special session. You are not listening to the people!

Why’d you get the vaccine?? Yet you expect students to rely on prayer

I do wanna say Thank You for sticking up for for Mississippi During this vaccine mandate we need a voice and we don't need their poison thank you for that

OB truly has some of the best developments underway!! Can’t wait to see it all come together!

I guess some of this will fund the 35% raise they gave the PD when they only give the FD and rest of the city 2-3%. Can’t imagine how the other city employees ESPECIALLY the fire department that is boots on the ground right beside the PD and got a measly 2-3%

Stop mandates, legalize marijuana. Please and thank you.

Joni Bryant I believe medical marijuana bill should also be included in the special session lol seeing as 74% of MS voted yes on 65.

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Tate Reeves

Catastrophic. Dangerous. Incompetent.

There are many words to describe President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Blinken’s testimony has made it clear - successful isn’t one.

Afghanistan fell in 11 days.
Americans are being held hostage.

President Biden must be held accountable.
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Catastrophic. Dangerous. Incompetent. could be used to describe your handling of Covid-19 in Mississippi. you should try to focus on issues in your own backyard.

So, Trump negotiating this withdrawal has nothing to do with any of this? I’m not downplaying Biden’s role but no one wants to acknowledge that Trump is the one that put this ENTIRE plan in motion

Worry about Mississippi and making it better! You not doing good as a governor yourself!! In everybody business but Mississippi!!

You need to be more concerned with your own residents and getting us back to normalcy

You must be held accountable for this horrible ran state. Handle your business and leave his alone

Meanwhile in the poorest and unhealthiest state in the union… the constitution is broken, a landslide vote was nullified and we are at the top of Covid cases. Good job Mr.Governor. Call that session #wearethe74

Then Trump should not have made the deal to get out.

Take care of Mississippi before u try to step on the National Platform because so far you are considered by the majority of Mississippians as a one term governor

Stop worrying about Biden and help #50 Mississippi, please!

He needs to be impeached and charged (Kamala as well)

And you are a third rate politician. Who has no real ideas of his own…puppet comes to mind.

Did you ever address Trumps public , open “order “ to everyone that was at the speech in Washington, instructing them to go and storm the capital and that he would go with them to make them “pay”??!!!! Asking for a friend 🤔🤔🤔

Then we should hold you accountable for several things too. Local government is easier so that means you might be in trouble 🤷🏻‍♀️

Kettle calling the pot black! Tater you need to be concerned with Mississippians getting their shots! Now that’s incompetent, dangerous and catastrophic! You sir will be held accountable! By the way you really acting petty at a time when we need to be working together!

Yes, he must be held responsible for his actions. If this happened while Trump was in office, they would not only petition for impeachment but they'd be trying to bring him up on charges and lock him up.

Hmmmm...do we all remember who originally initiated the withdrawal? (Hint: it wasn't Biden.)

Stop blaming Trump (he would have never done it that way). Biden has been in Washington for over 47 years he knew better. It’s just that simple.

Trump has been out office 8 months . Trump would have had more sense then Biden. People still blame Trump for everything .it feels like 1st GRADERS are running the country. Grow up!

Yes, he does. He has been taking responsibility all along, he doesn't need the likes of you to tell him to do that.

So who are we going to hold accountable for Mississippi

Who is responsible for us being there to begin with? Why were we there for 20 years? This same thing was done in the 80’s when we tried to help them out. Learn your history. We’ve ARMED them more than once. We’ve armed Iran and Iraq more than once. No one has ever been held accountable! Iran Contra Affair!! Republican or Democrat - They are all the same! Biden is no worse than what came before him.

Even MORE pressing is getting you and the Mississippi state House/Senate to PASS some legislation with some teeth in it to protect Mississippi's citizens' 2nd Amendment rights and to protect those same citizens from Biden's extreme governmental overreach with his vaccine mandates. Until you and our congress accomplish these things, all you and your contemporaries are doing here on Facebook are what we've come to expect from politicians- showboating.

Held accountable for a deal made by tRump?

5 bucks says even if Republicans get Congress they won't do anything

If the United States stay out of other countries business then this wouldn't be an issue

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Glad to be in Greenwood today celebrating Staplcotn’s 100th Anniversary! The Delta is booming and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way – like fighting to eliminate the income tax, investing in our workforce, & implementing common sense, business-friendly legislation!

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If the Delta is booming I'm white...if anything your policy proposals are poorly thought out and would hurt this region and the state as a whole (like the elimination of the income tax, which, in case you maybe didn't think about, we get a disproportionate amount of our revenue from (along with property taxes) and we don't have any other sources or any other industry or sector to make up for that shortfall). What would help is better infrastructure, education and workforce training, and healthcare (with proper access to healthcare included), especially in rural areas like the Delta. Coupled with fully embracing current trends and sectors, that could make the region much, much more attractive to businesses and could supercharge not only the Delta but the entire state as a whole. If we had a surplus of revenues, I'd fully embrace tax breaks, cuts, and incentives fully, especially to spur economic development...unfortunately Mississippi is not in that shape to do that, and with leaders like you we won't get to that point.

Tate Reeves you know what would actually make the delta “booming”? Have the farmers grow cannabis. The voters of our state voted for it and you won’t call a special session to reinstate the will of the voters and actually help MS farmers and small businesses.

Thank you for joining the other governors in law suit to protect our rights

The Delta is booming? Define booming, and give context for whom it is booming.

What about masks to protect our lives?

You are cutting your nose off to spite your face. Instead of protecting your citizens, using facts based on science, you are failing your citizens.

Yes the Delta is booming along with this thing called delta variant, mask up Governor!!!!

STAND STRONG GOVERNOR REEVES AGAINST THE TYRANNICAL BIDEN COVID MANDATES! HEALTHCARE DECISIONS SHOULD ALWAYS REMAIN AS A PATIENTS PERSONAL RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR OWN INFORMED DECISIONS! 🇺🇸

Does resign ever come to mind?

Booming. Ok. And how many residents live above the poverty line?

Eliminate income tax. Dude that's what we work for & the only thing given after Mississippi take 5% of everything. Vote him out.

How about upholding the will of the people and reinstating medical marijuana just as the amendment was written?

How the Delta booming and schools are barely making it.

The Delta is “booming”? Do you have any data or statistics you can share that would change my mind that is completely FALSE??

Sir, eliminate the income tax and you will deprive what little people have with a higher sales tax.

First and foremost thank you for standing up for us against the tyrannical President. Secondly, thank you for ending the unemployment benefits so people have to actually get a job.

You “stand strong” for your people when it’s too late to make a difference. We see through your smoke screens and grandstanding. May every back room deal be exposed

Thank you Governor Reeves 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

How about fully funding education. If you don’t have an educated workforce, none of your other desires can reach their full potential.

Stop all unemployment and put people back to work ..train the ones that can’t find work

I see that some of these people on here are paid trolls sent out to pretend that Mississippians want masks?.....Devils go live in the city where they'll protect you there.

Governor Reeves needs to grow a pair and follow in Governor DeSantis' footsteps. Protect your state from this evil vaccine mandate. That's your primary job right now. Save us from tyranny.

Hey Tate, I know it seems like the Delta is “booming” as you say, but maybe you should check out what’s going on with our state funded school lunches in Cleveland School district. Students were protesting the poor quality of the meals and one student ended up in handcuffs. Seems worth your time.

Mississippi’s Income Tax is not high. But we have one, which a number of states, including Tennessee don’t have. I’ve never minded paying state taxes. Federal is another issue.

Please get rid of common core in our schools.

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Today we remember the victims and our bravest who answered the call to serve others immediately following the attacks – especially our fellow Mississippians who were lost too soon.
 
James Cleere
Lt. Col. Jerry Don "D.D." Dickerson
James "Joe" Ferguson
Ada Mason
 
The list of friends and families affected will never be complete.
 
On this difficult day I try to focus on what makes America great – the compassion and love shown in the aftermath. Despite our differences and the challenges we face, we are one Nation under God and a beacon of hope and freedom in the world. God Bless America!
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20 years ago, our Nation was devastated by the worst terrorist attacks in its history.

I have declared tomorrow as "Patriot Day and a Day of Prayer and Remembrance" in Mississippi and ordered all flags be flown at half-staff. We will never forget.
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Biden’s unconstitutional order is part of a war on working-class Americans, threatening their wallet if they do not comply. It is the worst possible way to grow confidence in the vaccine, and beyond that it is wrong. We will use every tool to stop it. ...

I recently approved California’s National Guard’s request for @nationalguardms Aviators to support their ongoing efforts in battling the California wildfires. 10 soldiers and a Chinook helicopter deployed today.
 
Mississippians always step up when others are in need, and our prayers are with them.
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“Labor Day brings a fitting opportunity to salute those who built our great nation…” - Ronald Reagan

There’s no doubt that our state’s recent economic success is due in large part to our workforce.

Today, we salute and thank you. You are second to none!
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