Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves discouraged voters from supporting Educational Initiative 42 at the weekly meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club at Lion Hills at noon on Tuesday. "When you look at what ultimately will occur if this ballot issue passes and becomes law," he said, "I think you should be very concerned about … Continue reading Lt. Gov. Reeves warns against #Initiative42 at Columbus stop.
MDE released a press release today saying the department would move ahead with a 3-year renewal of the ESEA waiver. The original waiver was handed out from the Feds when government school officials agreed to implement Common Core. Attempts to immediately stop Common Core in Mississippi failed to pass the state senate last week when … Continue reading With #CommonCore protected by Lt. Governor, MDE moves to renew ESEA waiver for 3 more years.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel says he hasn't ruled out a run for lieutenant governor or some other state office, but his first preference would be a federal office, such as the one now held by U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo. "If I had to rank, I think frankly I would prefer a federal position, only because … Continue reading Chris McDaniel tells Clarion Ledger Editorial Board Lt. Gov. Run possible, but federal office not out of the picture.
The Associated Press is reporting that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will propose eliminating the franchise tax on business capital Tuesday as part of a larger package of tax cuts. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, confirmed to The Associated Press that Reeves will propose on Tuesday a phased-in elimination of the $220-million-a-year franchise tax. … Continue reading Lt. Gov. Reeves attempts to sell McDaniel’s 2009 tax cut legislation as his new idea.
Mississippi Conservative Daily reports on a conservative supporter's Facebook post taking Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves recently announced policy agenda to task, and for his willingness to kill similar legislation in previous sessions when introduced by 'persona non-grata' senators. At the start of the legislative session, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves unveiled his agenda for the upcoming … Continue reading MCD: Reeves election year agenda looks familiar.
The Ole Miss College Republicans hosted Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves at their meeting Wednesday night at Bryant Hall. Reeves was invited to speak at the weekly College Republicans meeting to discuss how he got into politics, commemorate the attacks on 9/11, share his views on the current state of the national government and answer questions … Continue reading Lt. Gov. Reeves to Ole Miss College Republicans: “I’m just concerned with dodging the shots.”
BY: Senator Michael Watson--@MichaelWatsonMS In a recent news report published in the Clarion Ledger on education, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves questions the timing of the inquiry into Common Core standards by myself and my colleagues in the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition. One might think based on his comments that bad policy has a statute of … Continue reading WATSON: For Elected Officials who won’t roll up their sleeves– “shame on them”.
The state Department of Education may use a classroom rating system to decide which groups qualify to run state-supported prekindergarten programs. And some child care centers in low-income areas say the ratings could prevent them from participating. Lawmakers this year started the state’s first foray into preschool, a pilot program that will be implemented in … Continue reading MDE may use centralized rating system for Pre-K despite removal of language from bill.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was at Ingalls Shipbuilding this morning to get updates on the shipbuilder's work load, chat with leaders about workforce development and education and tour an amphibious assault ship. After the tour, Reeves called LHA 6 America "terribly impressive" and said he was impressed by the 844-foot ship, the talented shipbuilders and … Continue reading Lt. Gov. Reeves connects Pre-K funding to shipbuilding during visit to Ingalls.
A meeting between the state's top three leaders that Friday, just before the end of the session, is now something of minor legend among Capitol politicos. Supposedly the only three people there were Bryant, Gunn and Reeves -- though some say a governor's aide or two were present -- so only a very few know … Continue reading HALL: Gunn stood firm against Reeves in Medicaid Session.