State Supreme Court rules in Governor Reeves’ favor
The state Supreme Court has ruled Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves acted within his rights when he partially vetoed a budget bill.
Thursday’s decision is a reversal of a chancery court judge’s ruling in October.
Reeves’ spokesperson, Bailey Martin, said the state’s high court interpreted the constitution “The way it was written.”
The Republican governor was sued August 5th by two fellow Republicans, House Speaker Philip Gunn and Speaker Pro Tempore Jason White.
The lawmakers said Reeves was encroaching on legislators’ power to make budget decisions.
The lawmakers pointed to partial vetoes by Reeves on July 8th on legislation to fund state government programs.