In a financial report filed this week, Lt. Gov. Reeves reported a total of $5.367 million in the bank after having one of the largest fundraising hauls ever in a non-election year. During 2017, Reeves brought in $1.21 million to boost his future campaign efforts.
“I have traveled from the Coast to Corinth and all points in between, and I appreciate the friends I’ve met who are excited about what Republicans are accomplishing for our state,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “However, there is still work to be done. We’ve got to continue to make Mississippi competitive with other states to create more jobs and attract more capital. We’ve seen tremendous academic improvement by our students and teachers in the classroom, and we need to keep raising the bar on performance to increase the education attainment level of future generations.”
Reeves said that under his leadership, Mississippi has had a balanced budget that spends more on all levels of education and adequately funds other priorities while reducing taxpayers’ overall debt burden.
He said that he has worked to make Mississippi an even better place to create jobs by making the state’s tax policy flatter and fairer through the Taxpayer Pay Raise Act, which lowers the personal income tax; allows for self-employed Mississippians to increase deductions; and eliminates the corporate franchise tax.