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BILL CRAWFORD — “Crazy” to count on tax cuts to generate growth

  Mississippi tax revenues are running short, so obviously it’s time for a big tax cut. Huh? Yeah, despite a projected $65 million revenue shortfall this year, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has pushed his massive $577 million tax cut proposal through the Mississippi Senate. Reeves argues his plan to phase out the corporate franchise tax, reduce individual and corporate income ...

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Reeves says revenue weakness won’t discourage tax cut plan

JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that current weakness in state revenues won’t discourage him from pushing a long-term plan for tax cuts, including the elimination of the state’s corporate franchise tax. “I don’t think revenue in any one day, or any one month, or quite frankly, any one year ought to determine long-term tax policy,” the Republican ...

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Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn’t even vote in Tuesday’s primary. Robert Gray won the Democratic primary for governor over two candidates — Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer ...

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(UPDATE) POLLS ARE OPEN — Mississippi choosing Dem and GOP nominees for state offices

UPDATE — Mississippi voters on Tuesday are choosing Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor. Three other statewide races have Republican primaries only. They are for auditor, treasurer and insurance commissioner. Polls are open until 7 p.m., and voters are required to show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. Ballots also include some primaries for public ...

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DAVID DALLAS: The flag flaps over the state’s next governor’s race

We must always remember our past, but that does not mean we must let it define us,” Mississippi House Speaker Phillip Gunn said last week. “As a Christian, I believe our state’s flag has become a point of offense that needs to be removed. We need to begin having conversations about changing Mississippi’s flag.” That’s right, Speaker Gunn used a ...

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Harrison GOP says state party interfered in mayor’s race

BILOXI — The Harrison County Republican Executive Committee is protesting what it calls the state party’s interference in the Biloxi mayor’s race. Chairman Frank Genzer of Biloxi told The Sun Herald that local Republicans are upset about a letter from state Chairman Joe Nosef that questioned the GOP credentials of Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. Gilich won a special election Tuesday with ...

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Gilich wins special election for Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — Businessman Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will become the new mayor of Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports that Gilich defeated Winfield “Windy” Swetman III in a special-election runoff Tuesday. Gilich becomes the city’s first new mayor since 1993. He will serve the final two years of a term started by former Mayor A.J. Holloway, who resigned earlier this year. Ten ...

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DAVID DALLAS: The culture wars and the cross we bear

As the nation comes to terms with the Religious Freedom Laws being promulgated, reconsidered and revised in states like Arkansas and Indiana, I am reminded of the Sanford and Son episode where Fred tries to avoid paying taxes by purchasing a mail-order clergy ordination. When he realizes the mail-order scam is a con to steal what little he owns, Fred ...

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Mississippi Senate supports $555M tax cut plan

JACKSON — Mississippi senators on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a plan to cut business taxes and income taxes by $555 million over 15 years, and House Republican leaders seem increasingly receptive to it. The Senate voted 40-11 to pass House Bill 1629 with 32 Republicans and eight Democrats supporting the bill. The measure would cut individual and corporate income taxes by ...

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