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Grocery tax cut, cigarette tax hike issues aren’t going away

By: Magnolia Tribune - August 15, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 8/15/7

While there are three months of campaigning still to go for control of the Mississippi Legislature for the next four years – hence control of Gov. Haley Barbour’s policy agenda as well – one thing was made clear during the Aug. 7 primary elections.

The longstanding efforts to cut Mississippi’s highest-in-the-nation 7 percent state sales tax on groceries and to raise Mississippi’s third-lowest-in-the-nation 18 cents per pack tax on cigarettes are issues that aren’t going away.

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