Elected in 2011 as Mississippi's Lieutenant Governor, Tate Reeves stands ready to help guide the state toward a brighter future through a focus on improving educational achievement for students, supporting the creation of high-skilled jobs and responsibly managing the taxpayers' money. Reeves leads the 52-member Senate with a focus on keeping government spending under control, reforming education and making Mississippi a better place to raise a family. Under his leadership, Mississippi has a balanced budget that spends more on education and adequately funds other priorities, including setting aside 2 percent of state funds for a “rainy day and reducing taxpayers’ overall debt burden. Mississippi increased education spending and enacted consolidation reforms to save money and clearly communicate school performance. In an effort to make school district ratings more transparent, the Legislature changed the grading system to A, B, C, D, and F. The first steps toward school choice have been taken with the creation of public charter schools and legislation to end social promotion of students who cannot read at...