Mississippi Gov. Seeks to Eliminate Income Tax


Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) is seeking to eliminate the state's income tax, he announced this week.

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Reeves filed paperwork last week to run for re-election, and he announced that if he maintains his gubernatorial post there is "a path" for the state's income tax to be nixed.

Reeves said, "I'm seeking a second term to be the governor of the state of Mississippi because we've made such tremendous progress over the last three years pushing conservative values and ensuring that we do a fantastic job of investing in our people."

"We've been very successful at seeing our economy grow. We've stressed freedom in difficult times, and our people have responded," he continued.

Reeves began his first term in 2019.

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He shared, "When I ran in 2019, I made promises to voters on what I was going to work on, and the last four years we've worked every day to fulfill those promises."

The state's primary is currently scheduled for August 8, 2023. Reeves indicated that voters who are on the fence should "look at my record" when it comes time to head to the polls.

In regard to taxation, three Southern states -- Florida, Tennessee, and Texas -- are already among the eight with no income tax. Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming are the others.

Louisiana is also seeking to eliminate its state income tax requirement in the near future.

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