GOP leaders want taxes shifted from income to user

The second meeting of a joint legislative committee looking to reform Mississippi tax laws was strikingly similar to the first one a month ago: It consisted mainly of a long presentation from the conservative Tax Foundation.

And the state’s Republican legislative leaders appear to have plotted the general course for tax reform even before the committee got rolling: shifting the state’s tax burden even more from corporate and individual income to “user-based” taxes such as sales taxes. It remains unclear whether that would include increasing tax revenue overall for road work, education or other needs for which numerous groups are lobbying.

Clarion Ledger