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Analysis: Chairmen tamp down talk of big jump in tobacco tax

It’s been nearly a decade since a former tobacco lobbyist signed a law that increased the Mississippi’s state cigarette tax from 18 cents to 68 cents a pack. Now, about 20 health advocacy groups are starting to push for a tax increase of $1.50 a pack, plus “parallel” increases on chewing tobacco, during the 2018 legislative session. They say the ...

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Jackson County advances ad valorem tax fight

The fight over ad valorem tax revenue in Jackson County isn’t quite over. Jackson County supervisors last week directed their attorney to file a motion for rehearing after the Mississippi Supreme Court voted April 12 to strike down a law that dispersed portions of ad valorem tax revenue collected within Pascagoula’s city limits to every school district in Jackson County. ...

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