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Lawmakers set up tax study group for 2017 session

JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi legislators have put together groups to study tax policies and take a closer look at state spending before the 2017 legislative session. 

Heading up the groups are co-chairmen, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and House Speaker Philip Gunn.

In a press release from the Mississippi Democratic Trust it was said that while the effort is one of bipartisanship, many Democrats believe this is just another Republican lead effort to justify cooperate handouts.

“Not content with their bankruptcy of leadership, Phil Bryant, Tate Reeves, and Philip Gunn will not rest until Republicans put Mississippi out of business. This is just the beginning of another ill-fated attempt at corporate handouts at the expense of Mississippi’s most vulnerable and our dwindling middle class,” said Mississippi Democratic Trust executive director David McDowell.

Republicans hold three-fifths super majority in the House and Senate, giving them enough of a margin to change tax policies without any conversation with the Democrats.

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