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Analysis: Lawmakers squabble over election-year tax cuts

JACKSON — It’s election year, and Mississippi policymakers are engaged in an escalating debate over who can offer the biggest, juiciest tax cut. The resolution is weeks away, with legislators facing a late March deadline to agree on tax and spending plans. It’s not clear what sort of tax cut will survive, if any. That could depend on a clash ...

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Gunn backs $1.38B plan to phase out personal income tax

JACKSON — Speaker Philip Gunn and other House Republicans are lauding their plan to eliminate Mississippi’s personal income tax. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 15-7 Tuesday to advance House Bill 1629, moving it to the full House where it will need a 60 percent majority to advance. Gunn, of Clinton, says the plan would cut $1.38 billion in ...

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Miss. Senate rejects effort to dump Common Core standards

JACKSON — Mississippi could create a 27-member commission to recommend new academic standards for its schools, under a bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. But after more than an hour of debate, senators rejected an effort to change the bill to make the state unequivocally dump Common Core State Standards. The effort to reject Common Core came from ...

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Reeves to propose cutting franchise tax today

JACKSON — Embracing one of the business community’s long-held tax reduction goals, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will propose eliminating the franchise tax on business capital Tuesday as part of a larger package of tax cuts. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, confirmed to The Associated Press that Reeves will propose on Tuesday a phased-in elimination of the $220-million-a-year franchise tax. ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Elvis to take on Tater

It appears that Mississippi’s most fortunate son, Lieutenant Governor “Tater” Reeves will finally face some opposition in his upcoming race for our State’s most powerful political position. Enter the Elvis Impersonator. There is really no need to call the candidate anything other than Elvis. After Tater takes him down, we won’t remember his real name anyway. Apparently, Elvis, who once ...

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Lieutenant governor joins those seeking school spending bump

JACKSON — As the 2015 elections approach, Republican leaders in the Mississippi Legislature appear to be reaching a consensus to spend more on K-12 education in next year’s budget — but how much money would go to the main funding formula for public schools remains unclear. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants to spend $110 million more ...

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Reeves: Eliminate inspection stickers, revamp school funding

JACKSON — 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 ...

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Ward elected No. 2 leadership post in Senate

JACKSON — Mississippi senators have unanimously elected one of their Republican colleagues, Giles Ward of Louisville, as the new president pro tempore, the Senate’s second-highest leadership post. He will preside over the Senate when Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is unavailable. As pro tem, Ward succeeds Republican Terry Brown of Columbus, who died in September. Ward says he will do ...

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Tate Reeves uninjured during car wreck

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was in a automobile accident in Covington County today. “I can confirm that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was involved in a traffic accident today on Highway 49 in Collins,” his spokeswoman Laura Hipp said. “Lt. Gov. Reeves was a passenger in a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle and neither he nor his assigned trooper was injured. The ...

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