Reeves opposes National Guard cuts as state reels from storms
by MBJ Staff
Published: May 1,2014
JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has joined other lieutenant governors around the country to oppose proposed budget cuts to the Mississippi National Guard.
“Mississippians have seen first-hand why the National Guard is critical to each state,” Reeves said. “These brave men and women have led search-and-rescue missions and provided support in Louisville, Tupelo and Rankin County in the aftermath of this week’s tornadoes. The National Guard is agile and ready to respond in times of disaster, such as after Hurricane Katrina and the historic Mississippi River flood in 2010.”
Reeves and 40 leaders of states and territories sent a letter to President Obama noting various proposed National Guard cuts that would return funding to a pre-9/11 level. A U.S. Senate subcommittee convened hearings on the issue yesterday.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Reeves opposes National Guard cuts as state reels from storms”
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?
- New Mississippi state highway map is available for the public
- Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project
- Ikea confirms plan for Memphis store
- McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- Former Lane Furniture plant sold for $1.45 million
- OUR VIEW: JRA evolving toward transparency? Maybe, maybe not
- Jon-Paul Croom made CEO