Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has pushed the past two legislative sessions a bill that would provide a 10 percent tax credit to businesses that contract with Mississippi universities for technology-based research.
The bills have died in committee either in the House or the Senate.
Speaking in Starkville last week, Hosemann made it clear that he plans to try again when the 2013 session starts in January. Hosemann said that the study groups he assembles every year to study the state’s business laws and make recommendations to improve them are still working on the issue. Hosemann said he’s gotten support for the issue from officials at IHL, Ole Miss and the University of Southern Mississippi. A Starkville Daily News story on Hosemann’s entire speech can be read here.