The Latest: Lt. governor questions Department of Mental Health pay raises

August 23, 2016 in Health

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi budget hearings (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is criticizing Mississippi Department of Mental Health leaders for giving pay […]

Mississippi Republicans consider school funding changes after Initiative 42 fails

November 6, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to change Mississippi’s education funding formula to try to push more money into classrooms and less into administrative expenses. […]

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves agenda: Dump inspection stickers, revamp school funding

January 20, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants to eliminate Mississippi’s $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker, decrease the cost for a concealed-carry gun permit and […]

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves not hurt in 2-vehicle accident in Collins

December 16, 2014 in News

COLLINS, Mississippi (AP) — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and his security officer were not injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident in Collins. The Highway Patrol says Reeves and his security […]

Mississippi lawmakers start session today, must balance spending and demands

January 7, 2014 in News

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers will start 2014’s work at noon Tuesday. Even as revenues continue to rise, some leaders are emphasizing holding down new spending and making sure […]

Many Mississippi school districts miss out on security grant money

November 14, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — It was grant money to pay for school security, but two-thirds of Mississippi’s public school districts weren’t interested. At Lt. Gov Tate Reeves’ behest this spring, […]

Bryant: Medicaid special session starts Thursday

June 27, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday that he’s calling lawmakers into special session at 10 a.m. Thursday to keep the state’s Medicaid program alive and funded once the new state fiscal year begins July 1.

The Republican is not asking lawmakers to expand Medicaid, which is an option under the federal health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010.

Many Democrats have been pushing to expand Medicaid or to allow low-income working people to use federal subsidies to buy insurance on the private market.
However, Republican leaders say the state can’t afford to add another 300,000 people to Medicaid, and they don’t want to increase people’s dependence on government programs.

Grammy Museum groundbreaking at Delta State

June 26, 2013 in Entertainment, Events, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

– A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Grammy Museum was held at Delta State’s Derrall Foreman Golf Course near Highway 8 in Cleveland on Tuesday, June 11.

The event was organized by Cleveland Music Foundation.

Gov. Phil Bryant presented a check for $2 million to the project. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Sen. Willie Simmons were scheduled to speak. Deputy Director of Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles Rita George was also scheduled to address the crowd.