TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA)-Lt. Governor Tate Reeves stopped in Tupelo on Tuesday to speak with a group of young people at a leadership conference.
While there he spoke with WTVA about some of the goals he is working towards during his term, and of course one of them includes unemployment rates and the role government plays.
"I have a philosophy that government doesn't create jobs," says Reeves. "Government simply creates an environment which encourages the private sector to invest capitol and create jobs."
Reeves says after a campaign visit to Mississippi presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had good things to say about what Mississippi is doing to decrease unemployment rates.
"He really focuses on a number of things that we are doing here in Mississippi to create that environment and to encourage the private sector to invest money into our state because we want them to create jobs because that is what our state needs," says Reeves.
Reeves also explained that when it came to bond issues this year the senate was more selective on what they would take on.
"We were willing in the state senate to issue bonds for priority projects like the Bridge Program, rural firetrucks, and things like that," says Reeves. "What we weren't willing to do is issue hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars."