Prison Reform Just One Expected Focus for Governor Tate Reeves’s First-Ever State of the State Address Today
Prison reform is expected to be one of the main focuses of Governor Tate Reeves’s State of the State address scheduled for later today.
As of this morning, the Governor has not called on additional funding from the state legislature to address the state’s embattled prison system, but in his first State of the State address as Governor, Reeves is expected to further address problems at the state’s prison facilities and present more possible solutions.
Other topics he’s expected to address – the state’s economy, work force and of course, education.
Governor Reeves recently signed into law legislation to ensure Mississippi teachers will get the $1,500 pay raise they were promised.
The State of the State address is usually held in the House Chambers, but instead will take place at 5 pm today on the Capitol lawn in Jackson.
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