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Hood Drops Barbour’s Defense

Haley Barbour’s request to defend his plan to tax the hospitals in Hinds County Chancery Court. by Adam Lynch Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he ...


Advocacy Group: Lower Grocery Tax Means Healthier Mississippians

Mississippi Health Advocacy Program urges lawmakers to remove grocery tax on health foods and leave sales tax on “junk” foods


Barbour Medicaid plan impact on selected hospitals

JACKSON - The 623-bed North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo will net $6.2 million under Gov. Haley Barbour’s new Medicaid plan while the 48-bed Neshoba County Hospital will garner $19.6 million.


Medicaid: Magic time? Barbour’s solution gets mixed reviews

State awaiting formal CMS approval of plan as cigarette tax hike momentum grows


EDITORIAL: Tax reform

A draft of Gov. Barbour’s Blue Ribbon Tax Study Commission report reveals broadly based opportunities for reforming Mississippi’s tax system, but some of the draft’s options fall short of what some had hoped would be a more aggressive shift on sales taxes, particularly involving food and cigarette taxation.


Tax changes?

Panel backs added sales taxes; most proposals unlikely to be OK’d by Legislature, some say