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ANALYSIS — Tax hike is one thing, bright outlook for gasoline is another

By JACK WEATHERLY A hike in Mississippi gasoline tax has been bandied about for years as a solution for much-needed improvements in the state’s roads and bridges. But it continues to draw, at best, a luke-warm response from governmental leaders. Whether the increase were to occur, the good news is that the historical price of gasoline in the state continues ...

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Republican Tate Reeves sworn in as new Mississippi governor

Republican Tate Reeves was inaugurated Tuesday as the new governor of Mississippi, pledging to provide economic opportunities for all people in the state and to defend a “loving culture that underpins our quality of life.” Reeves, 45, is the 65th governor of Mississippi. He succeeds Republican Phil Bryant, who served two terms. Reeves served two terms as lieutenant governor and ...

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Mississippi human services agency will get new director

The head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services is the latest state agency leader to announce his departure as the state prepares for a new administration. Christopher Freeze will leave his job Jan. 14. That’s the same day Tate Reeves will be inaugurated to succeed fellow Republican Phil Bryant as governor. Freeze is a former special agent in charge ...

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Reeves keeping director of Mississippi Employment Security

Mississippi’s incoming governor says he will keep the director of a state agency that connects people with jobs. Republican Tate Reeves said Tuesday that Jackie Turner has valuable experience as head of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, where she has worked 27 years. Turner has been director of the agency since early 2019. Reeves is finishing his second term ...

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Fisher retiring as Mississippi commissioner of public safety

The Mississippi commissioner of public safety is stepping down as the state prepares to move from one governor to the next. Marshall Fisher announced his retirement in a news release Tuesday, his final day on the job. The release said the longtime law enforcement officer would “pursue other opportunities,” but did not specify what they are. “I am deeply grateful ...

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Reeves says Mississippi emergency director is keeping job

Mississippi’s incoming governor is keeping the state emergency director. Greg Michel was appointed head of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency by current Gov. Phil Bryant in June 2018. The Republican governor-elect, Tate Reeves, takes office Jan. 14 and is in the process of choosing leaders for some state agencies. Reeves said on Twitter that Michel is “the man for the job,” ...

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Some Mississippi inaugural events reserved for sponsors

Mississippi’s new governor was elected to serve everyone, but not just anyone will be allowed into some of the events celebrating his inauguration. The inaugural committee for Republican Tate Reeves on Monday sent out a list of events that are open to the public. The committee’s website also shows that it is seeking sponsorships of $5,000 to $250,000, and that ...

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Trump endorses GOP’s Reeves in Mississippi governor’s race

President Donald Trump is tweeting that Tate Reeves, the Republican nominee in the Mississippi governor’s race, has his “Complete & Total Endorsement.” Reeves is the current lieutenant governor. He faces Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two other candidates in the Nov. 5 election. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant cannot seek a third term, and he endorsed Reeves months ago. Trump ...

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Analysis: Candidates spin numbers on government employment

Mississippi has about 3,900 fewer state government employees now than it did five years ago, and the employees’ average salary has increased by about $3,700. The statistics are from the Mississippi State Personnel Board, and candidates are putting their own spin on them in this year’s race for governor. The numbers should be accompanied by an asterisk. They only cover ...

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Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor are debating about debating. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election. But, so far, they have agreed on only one date — Oct. 10 in front of a live audience at the University ...

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