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Report: Mississippi remains dependent on federal dollars

Mississippi remains on the federal dole, with federal tax dollars making up 42.1 percent of state revenue — nearly as much as it collects in taxes — a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows....

...Census data show Mississippi received more than $7.2 billion in federal aid for 2014.

A report earlier this year by WalletHub, "Most Federally Dependent States," ranked Mississippi as second-most federally dependent, trailing Kentucky. That study ranked Mississippi residents as seventh most dependent on federal dollars and its state government as the first most dependent.

Clarion Ledger

Posted July 26, 2017 - 6:23 am

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