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Governor Tate Reeves has until midnight tomorrow to sign remaining legislation

There are still close to 20 bills awaiting Governor Tate Reeves signature–including criminal justice reform–and the deadline is midnight tomorrow.  Even if he doesn’t sign, they still become law.  During a visit to ‘The Gallo Show’ on SuperTalk Mississippi this morning, he was asked about possible veto’s.

“A veto by a Governor in my mind should be left to things that are such of importance that it’s a battle worth fighting.  In other words, if I were one of 122 members in the House of Representatives, I would have voted against a lot of this stuff because I don’t know that it’s necessarily the right policy.”

He said there are a number of bills he didn’t sign this year, specifically the Medicaid Tech Bill.  “It had provisions in it that I believe really handcuff the Division of Medicaid.  And quite frankly, it’s got provisions in there that will make the cost go up significantly.”

Governor Reeves addressed a variety of topics on ‘The Gallo Show’, including prison reform, the initiative to make medicaid expansion a part of the state constitution, whether or not illegals would be housed in Mississippi, the investigation into Centene and more.

The entire interview can be watched here:

 

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