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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Kathy Waterbury
Shoppers cut back in December in Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi's retail hub, but some of the region's cities like Corinth, New Albany and Oxford saw an increase in sales.
A tax collection proposal moving through the Mississippi Legislature could cut state revenue by more than $100 million next year.
A fight is brewing in Mississippi over a proposal to issue specialty license plates honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
It would also make it harder to penalize for back taxes, costing as much as $9.8 million this year and $39.2 million next year, Waterbury said.
"I think that is why the bill was presented, was to reduce the burden of some taxpayers," Revenue Department spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury said.