Budget & Tax

Budget decisions directly influence the quality of education that our children receive, the condition of the roads that we travel, the safety of our communities and the level of trust we can place in professionals such as doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses. Strong fiscal systems are needed to ensure that the funds are available – in a good economic times and in bad economic times – to cover the costs services that Mississippians depend on everyday.

Featured Reports & Facts Sheets

March 17th, 2015
Big tax cuts that largely benefit corporations and wealthy Mississippians are unaffordable and will erode our ability to support schools, universities, roads and bridges and public safety. Big tax cuts will undermine our future by making it harder for the… (read more)
January 28th, 2015
Mississippi families are struggling to make ends meet despite working hard and playing by the rules. The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) gives many of these families the boost they need to be more financially secure. Mississippi can also… (read more)
January 9th, 2015
The 2015 Legislature will create the 2016 budget over the next few months. Throughout the fall of 2014, policymakers gave us a glimpse of what their budget plans are for 2016. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee Recommendation will become the… (read more)

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November 26th, 2013
State lawmakers are continuing to gear up for the preparation of the 2015 state budget.  Earlier this month they approved an estimate for how much revenue they will have to use to fund state services like education, corrections, public safety… (read more)
July 8th, 2013
Last week a new fiscal year began.   FY 2013, which ended last Sunday, has ended with a $295 million surplus over estimates, according to data released by the Governor.     Revenue estimates for FY 2014 suggest collections will come in about… (read more)
June 6th, 2013
A recent report by the American Legislative Exchange Council, “Rich States, Poor States,” placed Mississippi in the top 10 states for economic growth. However, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,  “the ‘ALEC-Laffer Economic Outlook… (read more)
May 28th, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - As fiscal year 2014 approaches, those in the medical field are nervous about how the Affordable Care Act will impact Pine Belt Jobs. (read more)                   Members of the Mississippi Health Care Access Coalition held a press conference… (read more)
April 19th, 2013
In our third post in our tax day series,  we are going to talk about some misconceptions about how taxes affect economic development.   You often hear it is important to keep taxes low in order to “compete” with other states… (read more)