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Lawmakers proposed several big tax cut proposals during this year’s legislative sessionThe Legislative SessionThe Legislative Session convenes during the first week of January and closes around April 1st. Draft bills are divided between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and further divided by subcommittee, usually by agencyAny department, officer, authority, public corporation, quasi-public corporation, commission, board, institution, state, university, and any other public agency created by the State, other than units of local government and school districts. (Source: MS Department of Finance and Administration) function. During the Legislative Session, the Legislature may decide to suspend the law requiring the 2% be set aside. Then both houses must adopt the conference reports on the appropriations bills (generally 5-6 days before the end of the session). If approved, the bills are sent to the Governor for his signature. convenes during the first week of January and closes around April 1st. Draft bills are divided between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and further divided… (read more)
Mississippi families, many already struggling to get by, could soon find it more difficult to put food on the table. In March, congressional members voted on a budget plan intended to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known… (read more)
Decision making is a constant and necessary part of our daily life. The decisions we make today inform and influence our future.
Most recently, the Mississippi State Legislaturehttp://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/ was faced with an important decision on the future of our state… (read more)
Big tax cuts that largely benefit corporations and wealthy Mississippians are unaffordable and will erode our ability to support schools, universities, roads and bridges and public safety. Big tax cuts will undermine our future by making it harder for the… (read more)
Mississippi families are struggling to make ends meet despite working hard and playing by the rules. The federal Earned Income Tax CreditThe Earned Income Tax CreditThe Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit for low- and moderate-income working people. It is designed to encourage and reward work as well as offset federal payroll and income taxes. The EITC is "refundable," which means that if it exceeds a low-wage worker's income tax liability, the IRS will refund the balance. Twenty-five states, including the District of Columbia, have established their own EITCs to supplement the federal credit. (EITC) is a federal tax credit for low- and moderate-income working people. It is… (read more)