A new federal voting-rights bill would not overturn Mississippi’s photo-identification requirement for voting, despite claims U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith repeated yesterday as she denounced S. 1, the “For The People Act,” casting it as a “radical” intrusion on state’s powers.
Director Tate Taylor has recognized the need and appetite for local Mississippians to get into the film industry. The realization led him to start Film Natchez, a nonprofit organization geared toward pairing Mississippians with professionals in the film industry.
House Bill 1439, authored by Speaker Phillip Gunn, purports to eliminate the income tax and stimulate the economy. Still, it dramatically increases taxes in at least 28 other areas, including agricultural equipment, automobile sales, manufacturing machinery and a sizable across-the-board sales tax increase on all items.