JEFF AMY: Tax fairness could be issue in push for transportation money

Mississippi could get smoother roads, lower taxes and a tax system more tilted to favor the rich than it does today.

That’s one possible outcome of a “tax shift” that some people are discussing as the 2016 legislative approaches.

It would work something like this: lawmakers would vote to raise fuel or other taxes to repave roads and rebuild bridges. But at the same time they would vote to cut other taxes, either Mississippi’s corporate franchise tax or some or all of its personal income tax.

Daily Journal
12/20/15