By Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Senate, on a 38-10 vote Thursday, voted to pass Senate Bill 2858, which would phase out the corporate franchise tax, reduce the individual income tax and give a tax break to people who are self-employed. A yes vote was a vote for the bill, while a no vote was a vote against it.

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Democrats voting yes (8)

Barnett, Heidelberg; Butler, Port Gibson; Dearing, Natchez; R. Jackson, Marks; S. Jackson, Preston; Jordan, Greenwood; W. Simmons, Cleveland; Wilemon, Belmont.

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Republicans voting yes (30)

Blackwell, Southaven; Branning, Philadelphia; Browning, Pontotoc; Burton, Newton; Carmichael, Meridian; Caughman, Mendenhall; Chassaniol, Winona; Clarke, Hollandale; DeBar, Leakesville; Doty, Brookhaven;

Fillingane, Sumrall; Gollott, Biloxi; Harkins, Brandon; Hill, Picayune; Hopson, Vicksburg; Hudson, Hattiesburg; G. Jackson, French Camp; Kirby, Pearl; Massey, Nesbit; McDaniel, Ellisville;

McMahan, Guntown; Moran, Kiln; Parker, Olive Branch; Parks, Corinth; Polk, Hattiesburg; Seymour, Vancleave; Tollison, Oxford; Watson, Pascagoula; Wiggins, Pascagoula; Younger, Columbus.

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Democrats voting no (10)

Blackmon, Canton; Blount, Jackson; Bryan, Amory; Dawkins, Pass Christian; Horhn, Jackson; Norwood, Jackson; D. Simmons, Greenville; Stone, Holly Springs; Turner, West Point; Witherspoon, McComb.

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Democrat not voting (1)

Jolly, Houston.

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Paired voting does not count for or against a bill. A senator who is present can cast a paired vote with a senator who is absent, which allows both of them to reflect a preference. On this bill, Democrat Frazier of Jackson cast a paired no for himself and a paired yes for Republican Tindell of Gulfport, who was absent.

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