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Reeves Outlines Accomplishments in State of the State

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves gave his State of the State address Monday, calling the year 2022 one of the state’s best. He touted improved high school graduation rates, low unemployment and vigorous economic development that help great a 4-billion-dollar surplus in the state budget, as signs Mississippi is moving in the right direction. Reeves also called on the republican controlled legislature to limit medicaid expansion and eliminate the state’s income tax. Some lawmakers opposed to the elimination of the state income tax have expressed concerns over how that would impact funding for health care, education and other state programs. Reeves criticized Liberal democrats on the transgender issue saying “radical liberals” are threatening society by allowing children to choose their own pronouns. He went on to praise the U.S. Supreme Court for using a Mississippi case last summer to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Cynthia Milton has had a lifelong love for the arts, the art of communication and business. This multiple award winning journalist is a powerful voice in the state of Mississippi. Her rich warm voice has endeared her to thousands of listeners. She can be heard every morning serving as the local host of NPR's Morning Edition. She is also the host and producer of the Candid Conversations talk show, which won a first place award from the prestigious Mississippi Association of Broadcasters within its first six months of production. Ms. Milton has also been cited for awards by the Louisiana and Mississippi Associated Press organizations. In addition, Milton is an international Amazon best selling author having co-authored the anthology, Your Faith Will Make You Unstoppable with dynamic women leaders from across the globe. She is a founding member of the international business women's organization Women Collaborating Together, which works to support, encourage and mentor women across the globe. Ms. Milton doesn't just speak, she also is a professional singer. Milton has lent her vocal ability and acting skills to several independent film projects.