Governor Reeves holds State of the State Address

Governor Tate Reeves says the state is “unconquerable” after a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters.

He made the assessment during his State of the State speech this afternoon.

Reeves renewed his call for eliminating the personal income tax. He said he will sign a bill to increase teachers’ pay. He called on legislators to make “wise investments” in workforce training.

Reeves also vowed that the state will carry out a coronavirus vaccination program as quickly as possible.

He said he wants people to be able to return to normal life with community events. “Responding swiftly to the spread is most severe and pulling back whenever possible and that has made a tremendous difference. Despite the once in a century pandemic, Mississippi’s economy actually grew year over year. Think about that. We were the third best state in the country for job recovery. That’s not just because of an open economy, it’s because Mississippians don’t want welfare, they want to work. They recognize the pride and dignity that comes with it and they’ve been eager to return whenever given the opportunity.”

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