Jim Hood

Tate Reeves passed appropriation bills as lieutenant governor that effectively carved out millions of dollars in no-bid contracts for specific companies and organizations. All together, these wasteful earmarks total $48.14 million between 2013 and 2019. Reeves helped force these bills through the Legislature to benefit his corporate campaign contributors. He’s received nearly $19,000 in contributions from eight companies receiving earmarks—many several years in a row—totaling $6.05 million of taxpayer money.

Contributor Amount Date Total Earmark Amount (2013-19)
Vision Research Corporation $1,000 9/12/2014 $806,172
Vision Research Corporation $1,000 6/22/2015
Vision Research Corporation $1,000 11/7/2016
Chalkable $1,000 5/29/2015 $100,000
Learning Through Sports $1,000 9/17/2012 $785,000
Learning Through Sports $1,000 7/24/2013
Learning Through Sports $1,000 8/11/2014
Learning Through Sports $1,000 5/16/2015
Microsoft Corporation $1,000 10/4/2016 $500,000
Microsoft Corporation $1,000 4/19/2018
Dewayne Magee $250 10/22/2013 $360,000
Magee Enterprises, Inc $400 10/13/2011
Magee Enterprises, Inc $500 9/1/2011
Magee Enterprises, Inc $1,000 9/17/2012
Magee Enterprises, Inc $1,000 9/15/2014
Magee Enterprises, Inc $1,000 10/1/2015
Magee Enterprises, Inc $1,000 10/3/2016
Magee Enterprises, Inc $500 2/12/2016
Magee Enterprises, Inc $1,000 10/11/2017
Nancy New (New Learning Resource) $1,000 10/5/2017 $1,030,000
Nancy New (New Learning Resource) $1,000 11/25/2018
SkoolAds, LLC $1,000 8/5/2014 $2,465,000
SkoolAds, LLC $1,000 9/2/2016  
TOTAL: $18,650 $6,046,172

Bills containing earmarks: HB 1648 (2013 – RS), HB 1667 (2013 – RS), HB 1495 (2014 – RS), HB 1535 (2015 – RS), HB 1555 (2015 – RS), HB 1651 (2016 – RS), HB 1648 (2016 – RS), HB 1643 (2016 – RS), HB 1511 (2017 – RS), HB 1502 (2017 – RS), HB 1599 (2018 – RS), HB 1592 (2018 – RS), HB 1649 (2019 – RS), HB 1643 (2019 – RS)

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-Attorney General Jim Hood