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ONLY ON 3: Statement from Mississippi Lt. Gov on Perdue’s “Disparaging” comments

Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves reacts to Governor Perdue’s statement that NC approving Amendment One Tuesday made the state, “Look like Mississippi…”

JACKSON, MS (NEWS RELEASE) — “Governor Perdue should know that her administration has a lot of work to do to make her state’s business climate ‘look like Mississippi.’ We are creating an environment which encourages the private sector to invest capital in Mississippi, and I would invite any North Carolina-based company wanting to move to a lower-taxed, less-regulated state to look at our business-friendly opportunities.

“In fact, the Tax Foundation ranks Mississippi as the 17th best in the country in its latest State Business Tax Climate Index, while Governor Perdue’s policies have dropped her state among the six worst in America. The business-friendly policies enacted in Mississippi have reduced our unemployment rate to 9 percent, according to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, Governor Perdue’s home state’s unemployment rate remained significantly higher than Mississippi’s at nearly 10 percent.”

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