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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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ICYMI: This announcement was a big win for Mississippi!
 
Nissan Canton vehicle assembly plant:
·Employs more than 5,000 people 👷‍♀️

·Has produced nearly 5 million vehicles 🛻

·Has an annual production capacity of more than 400,000 vehicles ⚙️

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74% of the voters thought we had won Medical Marijuana and yet here we are. 🙄😕

It’d be a bigger win if the workers could unionize.

I'm just curious how we attracted this business? Did they get tax incentives? (Corporate welfare.) Or were they promised a low wage workforce in a "right to work" state?

Make people work or take COVID vaccine to receive any benefits

You never mention what the State had to give to Nissan to move the plant here. Have we the taxpayers even made a dent in that debt yet?

How much in taxes do they pay?

Cannabis industry could have had thousands of jobs here, as well, before the government took 74% of voter's voices away for possibly years going at this rate we see now. Now you want to gut what we voted for while you hold back calling a special election? Get voted out, Reeves. I can't wait.

Just asking - how many of them are hire-backs?

That Nissan looks very similar to a Toyota.

Aren’t the majority of workers at the plant “contract workers”, not Nissan employees?

Where’s our 50,000 for parks and recreation you took from Webster county kids? You gave 600,000 to Madison kids.

Tate Reeves I’m the Fire Chief of the Holly Bluff Volunteer fire department. Which I met you in 2019 during the backwater flood. And I’m also in the trucking business. And my business model is hauling auto parts so that’s really good news for me also.

6,000 Nissan Workers Forced to Work During COVID-19 in Mississippi – Payday Report paydayreport.com/nissan-workers-forced-to-work-during-covid-19-in-mississippi/

Where is your investment in Delta area of the state. We pay taxes too.

Please do a PSA encouraging covid vaccinations. Do you like always being last. Come on. Get out there and do something. Speak up.

In my Facebook memories from 2019, I have listed, “the economy is great. Nissan just cut 12,600 more jobs.”. So it’s been ups and downs no one discusses.

The biggest win for MS would be not holding us back, we’re behind on every freaking thing!!! Publicity stunts, I’m tired of it! Nissan plant workers hadn’t been working in a couple of months. When they were 2-3 days out of the week. The pay will sound good but it ain’t about a damn when the hrs don’t match and on top of that when you travel a hr or so to work ….let me stop you get the picture. With the COVID numbers rising just go ahead and delete this post and stop fooling everybody like it’s getting better for MS job wise. Those numbers look good on this screen but that ish just for show. All of these jobs popping up because you felt MS residents didn’t need the extra assistance. I don’t want to hear nothing about nobody wants to work or they being lazy. Times has changed you use to be able to get by notice I said get by with a minimum wage paying job, in case you hadn’t noticed everything comes with a change just like the seasons when are we going to get a CHANGE FOR MS!!

Never heard so much hate, division, complaining, in my life. I use to think Better of folks. Maybe what we all need is a good old dose if Hitler. Noone is perfect and do not know why people expect miracles from one man. I do not think the man can move mountains or change the peoples hard and angry hearts. It is what we make it, the people and not him, and I believe the Americsn people are failing miserably.

I voted along with a lot more Mississippi people , for medical marijuana , look what happened!!! NOTHING

No masks for our school kids, right Tate?

Is this one of the companies that demanded you get rid of our 1894 flag?

A big win for you would be to call a special session, for making the people vote what it is supposed to of been to start with. Other than that you just like bidden if not done gone next election.

You’re only as good as your last envelope-Silvio Dante

Please do not allow Dr Dobbs to enforce the Draconian law. The video of the meeting is all over YouTube. I fear this would lead to something far worse than COVID.

Toot that horn Governor! You are such a camera hog! 🎥

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Great time last night headlining the Orange County (FL) Republican Party event.  Lots of excited leaders like Chairman Charles Hart & other GOP activists preparing to re-elect Governor Ron DeSantis and #TakeBacktheHouse.

House Republicans
Kevin McCarthy
Congressman Michael Guest
Congressman Steven Palazzo
Representative Trent Kelly

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Governor, frankly, early on I saw you as a one-term governor. Now, not so sure about that. I have disagreed strongly on a couple things, but now admire the way you led through vaccinations and into the changed economy, your unflinching conservatism and care for all, no matter how much reviled. You just might be a pretty good governor, after all. Hang in there.

Dude- you have run Mississippi further into the ground than we were before you got elected- why in the ever loving hell would they want your presence in Florida? Also, in case you weren’t aware, we are in the middle of a pandemic where large crowds and masking is recommended in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

What a travesty! Headlining a big party while Mississippi, Louisana, Alabama are back in early Pandemic like cases and deaths. Mississippi “so-called leaders” do nothing!!!

How many of your fellow Republicans are vaccinated in this group? Watch out the Delta variant is following your candidate 😷😷😷

DeSantis is awesome! He’s a true leader. Take notes from him.

I'm glad you're having fun, that's great. How about you get back to your own state and fix our initiative process and call our special session? I'd rather see my tax dollars going towards us and our state than towards sending you to other states to rub elbows with other public servants.

Re-electing DeSantis should be a no brainer same with you. We must have strong Republicans with backbones . You’re standing up against money, evil, the press and Hollywood That takes strength

They seriously had you come to Florida when you have done nothing to protect Mississippians from an overreaching government???

We won't take back anything until the election processes are cleaned up in every state.

👀Not a single mask in sight.. Whew, brave aren’t we😂

Take nothing back; all the voter suppression tactic in the world are not going to help y’all! If you can’t win fair & square you don’t deserve the position! Pray you all are vaccinated!

Take back the house 🤣🤣🤣🤣 how when not 1 republicans have done anything for the American people. I mean you haven’t done anything but promoted hate and prejudice across America reading dr. Seuss books is not what any republicans was elected for. Then every republican including desantis talked againstthe vaccines every since the pandemic started as I can recall he refused to make mask mandates and he refused to close anything until the hospital was overwhelmed with patients now all of sudden he wants people to get vaccinated he had to start thinking if blacks are getting vaccinated and republicans are not who do I have left to vote cause people are dying from COVID. Now Fox News believe in vaccines they need your vote none of these men care about your life. Look at the super spreader event they are at right now they can give a hill of beans about who lives or who dies. They just want your vote.

Was the event held in the food court of the mall?

Lets get MS vaccinated so we don't have to shut down again. Mandate the vaccine.

Why are you are not taking care of Mississippi. Your state is last place in everything you can't afford to be anywhere besides Mississippi. Also Florida is a state we are asked not to visit, there you are not a mask in sight

My home state and my current state... heartbreaking. The two of you could do so much and you are making the division even worse. Makes me so very sad. Work for unity.

You should be taking about the DELTA VARANT. It’s your responsibility as their state leader.

When are you going to have "a great time" or say something even remotely positive about the Mississippi Democrats. You're a child!!

While Reeves is out of town, meanwhile in Mississippi: “No legislation nor push to ban any semblance of CRT teaching in our schools; Still no word on how he plans to help the small businesses he destroyed; Still not holding Dobbs accountable for misleading statements about children and Covid as well as his using the Nazi term to describe citizens who have a differing opinion.”

Hospitals are filling up again and you are in a roomful of crowded people with no masks. 🙄

Should have warned them you were taking a picture. Ive seen happier people outside of funeral homes! And speaking of funeral homes, we are sure, like everyone else, you had no mask on! PLEASE!!! Go to Florida and bring germs home, now that’s what I call IRRESPONSIBLE!!

Not a mask in sight. Later you’ll be posting about Covid rates and pushing Mississippians to get vaccinated. Do people not see how hypocritical & bogus these politicians are on both sides?

FL today just reported over 12,000 cases.. and yet you're there raising money for Dr. Death. Back home, people who voted for you and trust you are getting sick and dying, just to own the libs. Quarantine when you return!!

I'm glad you were there! DeSantis must be elected!

This is so embarrassing for you. Mississippians deserve a leader invested in moving Mississippi forward (out of last place in everything) & not a groveling national GOP puppet.

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Excited to represent MS @therga talking Dollars & (common) Cents with @flgovrondesantis @govlarryhogan @govricketts & @dougburgum. Economic freedom and conservative, pro-business policies will ensure our states continue to lead the recovery. ...

@potus budget proposal & Dems spending plans remove the Hyde Amendment so your tax dollars can fund abortion.  

Abortion is wrong. Taxpayer-funded abortions are wrong.

Thanks @repmichaelguest, @congressmanpalazzo, and @reptrentkelly for fighting to keep it in place. #HydeSavesLives
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The residents of Jackson aren’t asking for much, just the ability to walk down the street and not fear for their lives. I stand with them and am committed to ensuring their safety. ...

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