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Lt. Gov. Reeves Speaks About Mississippi Job Creation

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LAUREL, Miss. - Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves visits the Pine Belt to speak at a luncheon with the Jones County Republican Women.

He said although Washington lawmakers are having a hard time getting things done, that's not the case in the state's capitol.

"Conservative government actually works," he said. "Contrasting what's going in Washington with what's going on in Jackson."

He said the partial government shutdown affects too many families.

"With the shutdown, very many of our military personnel have been furloughed," he said.

Reeves said the main focus Mississippi legislators are striving for is job creation.

"Government does not create jobs," Reeves said. "The government's is to create an environment with the private sector that produces capital."

"We realized how important that is for the entire state of Mississippi," said Jones County Republican Women President Jane McArthur.

She said having Reeves speak at their meeting shed light on many issues with the economy and the labor force.

"We certainly support any efforts our state officials have to provide those jobs," she said.

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