Stringer Suggests Voters Approve Tax Package

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

House Appropriations Committee chairman, Johnny Stringer, a Democrat from Montrose, said details of his proposal haven't been worked out, but the package could include higher taxes on liquor and casinos.

In 2001, the Mississippi Legislature opted to let the voters decide whether they wanted to keep the old state flag, which was offensive to some because of its ties to the Civil War, or to adopt a new flag. The old flag stayed.

Stringer says a vote on a proposed tax-increase package would be a similar way to let people decide a big issue.


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  • by mm Location: county on Oct 22, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    Disagree with Mr. Stringers' approach to let the voters decide. Legislatures are elected to make the decisions that will effect the people. They don't need to pass the buck back to the voters because they are scared to make the call. Taxes will get raised and all the legislaturers will say, " well ya'll voted!!" MAKE THE DECISIONS, STAND BY THEM OR GET OUT OF THE WAY FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL!!!
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