Delta Representative Wants Tax Incentives to Keep Graduates from Leaving

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Get a college degree from Mississippi and move to another state; it is a trend some lawmakers hope to put an end to. “We are losing these type of bright young minds to other states,” said Representative Chuck Espy. Espy says he plans on introducing legislation this year that would give new college graduates a tax incentive to remain working in the state, possibly not requiring them to pay income tax for up to five years.