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MFP Voices

We Just Amped Up Our Fight to Attend Party Caucuses at the Capitol. Here’s Why.

Attorney Rob McDuff of the Mississippi Center for Justice is now representing the Mississippi Free Press and Nick Judin in an ethics complaint against the House Speaker Philip Gunn and the Republican House Caucus for refusing to allow Judin and other members of the public to attend its meetings. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann believes Republican Senate Caucus gatherings fall under the Mississippi Open Meetings Act.

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First Black Secretary of State Fights For Lineage-Based Language In California’s Reparations Bill

Shirley Weber, the first Black woman to be elected as secretary of state in California, is currently arguing against the state’s recently formed reparations task force’s qualifications for eligibility. Like Sec. Weber, Leo Carney believes reparations should be lineage-based and exclusively reserved for descendants of chattel slavery across the nation.

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Legislature Cuts, But Does Not Abolish State Income Tax

After a bruising fight between Mississippi’s House and Senate, the Legislature passed a significant income tax-reduction bill on Sunday, doing away with the state’s lower tax bracket and shearing 1% off of the top bracket. The total cut to revenue will amount to $524 million after the plan fully phases in by 2026.

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