by: The Associated Press, EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Posted: Feb 23, 2021 / 06:05 PM CST / Updated: Feb 23, 2021 / 06:05 PM CST Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, left, and Speaker Pro Tempore Jason White, R-West, confer prior to the start of the first day of the 2021 Mississippi Legislature […]
by: The Associated Press, EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House has voted to phase out most of the state’s personal income tax, cut the grocery tax in half and increase many other taxes.
House Bill 1439 passed 85-34 Tuesday. It will go to the Senate for more work in coming weeks. The bill would increase the general sales tax from 7% to 9.5%.
It also would increase other sales tax rates on items including cars, trucks, mobile homes, cigarettes, alcohol and farm equipment.
Critics say increasing the sales tax rate disproportionally affects people with lower incomes, but Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn says it puts consumers in control.
GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Parent Participation Preschool is hosting an open house event on Wednesday, February 24th, and Thursday, February 25th. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days, to allow parents and guardians to come see the facility, meet the […]
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