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Lt. Gov. Reeves visits Pine Belt, talks about 2018 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves speaks to Lamar County teachers and administrators at the Jefferson-Todd Education Center Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves speaks to Lamar County teachers and administrators at the Jefferson-Todd Education Center Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.
PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves was in the Pine Belt Tuesday to meet with educators and to speak about the upcoming 2018 legislative session.  

Reeves visited the Jefferson-Todd Education Center in Purvis and congratulated teachers and administrators in Lamar County for their recent "A" rating.

He also answered questions about school choice and education funding.

He said the biggest issue facing legislators next year is Medicaid re-authorization.      

"It's a huge program, it's about a third of our overall budget in the state," Reeves said. "And so, that re-authorization is definitely going to take a lot of time and effort from a lot of different parties to come to a consensus."

Asked whether he'd run for governor in 2019, Reeves said he would make his decision after the 2018 legislative session. 

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