BRIAN PERRY – Reeves: ‘We’re not raising taxes’

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves joked the turn out at the Stennis-Capitol Press Luncheon for his first appearance there as Lieutenant Governor showed a much larger turnout than when he spoke with the group as Treasurer.

I recall one meeting – held I believe at Galloway Methodist Church in downtown Jackson – where Reeves spoke to less than a dozen people, including a couple of print reporters and his staff.

Monday afternoon at the Capital Club in Jackson, the turnout was much different as a packed room of reporters (print, television, etc), lobbyists, elected officials, political operatives and interested members of the public gathered to listen to the new head of the state Senate. Reeves teased he was not as nervous speaking to the press this time as he was recently at the Mississippi Press Association’s Roast of Reeves last month, when he had to follow the entertaining anecdotes and ribbing of Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus.

Madison County Journal
2/8/12