Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says road and bridge maintenance and repair is a “core function” of government “and it is not a conservative position to ignore the need or desire to maintain the investments we have made.”…
…Reeves spoke Monday, the beginning of the second week of the 2017 legislative session, to the Stennis Institute of Government’s Capitol press corps luncheon. He covered a wide range of topics, from the anemic state budget to his support for a “Blue Lives Matter” law — providing enhanced penalties for assaulting a law officer — being filed in the Senate over which he presides.
Reeves reiterated his position that the “vast majority” of the state’s BP oil disaster settlement for economic damages be spent on the Coast, which bore the brunt of the damages from the disaster. The Legislature will control $750 million in BP payments through 2033.