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Reeves: Senate looking for additional transportation funds

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said he anticipates the Senate developing a plan during the 2018 session to provide additional revenue for transportation, but he refused to provide details Monday. “It is important we find additional revenue to spend on roads and bridges,” Reeves, a second-term Republican, said Monday at a luncheon meeting ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Reeves’ fiscal plan risky for teachers and retirees

State economist Darrin Webb projects state general fund revenues will fall for the third consecutive year. That’s unusual. According to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, declines of just two years in a row “have only occurred four previous times since 1970.” Jeff Amy with the Associated Press in an excellent analysis of the Mississippi’s economy said, “State spending this year ...

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Legislative leaders’ budget work soon going public

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal  The long and winding road that leads to the Legislature’s finally passing a state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1, goes public later this week. On Thursday and Friday, the 14-member Legislative Budget Committee, led by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, will hear requests for funding from key agency heads. Speaker Philip ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Waller and Randolph rumored as potential Reeves challengers

Rumors that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will get a serious primary challenger for governor intensify.   There’s the rumor he can’t beat Attorney General Jim Hood so politicos and money men are looking to recruit a strong challenger who can.    There are rumors of growing concerns by Republican leaders that Democrats could win three races, Governor, Lt. Governor and ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: Hosemann could be wild card in scripted race for governor

Most believe the script – as least for the lead actors – already has been written for the 2019 statewide elections. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves of Rankin County in suburban Jackson and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood of Houston in Northeast Mississippi will be the lead candidates for their respective parties for the open gubernatorial seat. There could be ...

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Possible gubernatorial candidates highlight Neshoba speakings

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal  Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood of Houston and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, viewed as the leading candidates for governor in 2019, will speak back-to-back Wednesday morning at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings in Philadelphia. The annual event attracts journalists and political observers from throughout the state. The political speakings will continue ...

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