PSC official says taxes not too high for state companies

Mississippi’s economic woes are not caused because the state’s corporations are taxed too heavily, Central District Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown said Monday.

Mississippi’s problems are caused because of the educational attainment level of its people, he said.

“We have to do a better job producing a high quality work force,” Brown said during a luncheon meeting in Jackson of the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of Government/capitol press corps luncheon. “If we can’t produce high quality jobs, (major corporations) are not coming.”

Daily Journal
3/22/16