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Reeves: Eliminate inspection stickers, revamp school funding

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves

— Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants to eliminate Mississippi’s $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker and decrease the cost for a concealed-carry gun permit.

Republican Reeves is seeking his second term, and he announced his election-year legislative agenda Monday during a speech at the Capitol.

He says he wants to revamp the school funding formula. He wants to base it on per-pupil spending used by top-performing districts rather than spending used by midlevel districts.

Reeves says top districts spend more in the classroom and less on administration. However, it was not immediately clear how his proposal would affect state funding levels for districts with high percentages of poor students.

Reeves says he is still working on a broad-based tax cut proposal and will release details in coming weeks.

 

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