Mississippi tax cut proposal dies without a Senate vote

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A bill to make big changes to Mississippi’s tax structure is dying in the state Senate.

The bill passed the House last month. But Senate Finance Committee Chairman Josh Harkins said he would not bring it up for a Senate vote before a Tuesday deadline.

The bill proposed phasing out the state income tax and cutting the grocery tax in half. It also proposed increasing the sales tax and several other taxes.

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves wants to phase out the income tax. Harkins says legislators could hold hearings this summer to examine the impact of increasing some taxes and decreasing others.

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