JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has a history of being first in the worst: It’s one of the poorest and unhealthiest states in the country, with chronically underfunded public schools. Some Republican leaders say a good way to increase the fortunes of the state would be to phase out its income tax.
“There’s no downside to putting money back in the pockets of Mississippians,” said Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn, one of the main sponsors of a tax cut bill introduced in the Legislative Assembly.
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