Dupree, Luckett speak in Oxford

OXFORD – Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree said Wednesday he would exempt Mississippi teachers from state income taxes and give parents $50 per child to buy school supplies if he is elected governor in November.

Dupree made the promises during a debate with fellow Democratic candidate Bill Luckett at the University of Mississippi.

Dupree said he would provide the income tax breaks and school-supplies money through the state’s existing educational funding.

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