Dem governor candidate Hood: Cut Mississippi grocery tax
(AP) — The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor says he wants to reduce the state’s 7 percent grocery sales tax to give working people a break.
Attorney General Jim Hood told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he wants to at least cut it in half and possibly eliminate it altogether.
At a locally owned grocery store in Indianola, Hood said the Republican-led Legislature has given millions in corporate tax breaks.
Hood said to keep cities from losing money with a grocery tax reduction, he wants to send revenue from an online sales tax to cities and counties.
Hood spoke hours before a debate between two Republican gubernatorial candidates. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. compete in a runoff Tuesday for the party nomination.
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