JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol with hopes of finishing their 2022 session.
After the weekend off, they gather again Monday. They still need to finish passing a state budget for the year that begins July 1. The state-funded portion of the budget will be more than $6.2 billion.
Legislators also will allocate billions of federal dollars. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that he intends to sign a bill that would authorize Mississippi’s largest-ever tax cut.
On March 27, the House and Senate voted by wide margins to pass the bill that would reduce the state income tax over four years, beginning in 2023.