Governor Reeves ‘married’ to eliminating state income tax

Governor Tate Reeves says he’s ‘married’ to eliminating the state income tax, but other Republicans in the state remain split on the issue.

The state legislative session is only a week away from being over. Reeves proposed the state reduce the top income tax rate from 5 percent to 3.5 percent next January than phase out the rest of the tax over seven years.

House Speaker Philip Gunn pushed for over a year to phase out the income tax while Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann says he wants to reduce some taxes, but keep money for core government services.

Legislators face a Saturday deadline to agree on tax and spending bills for the budget year that begins July 1st.

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