The Mississippi Senate has unveiled its income-tax plan, challenging the House’s charge toward full elimination of the State’s income tax. As Senate Finance Committee leadership previously hinted, the Senate bill’s aim is to eliminate the 4% income-tax bracket, while leaving the top income-tax bracket of 5% intact.
City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said he spoke with New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., mayors, where Richard’s Disposal operates, who gave the company positive reviews. However, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, the city council rejected the company as a garbage-disposal contractor.
Kyra Roby, a policy analyst at One Voice Mississippi, believes state lawmakers should properly use the extra funds from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act to foster a better future for all Mississippians by fully funding public education, creating affordable health care, and providing affordable housing and solid infrastructure.