Tax Commission Holds Public Hearing

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The leader of a Mississippi tax study commission says the group is trying to put its report in final form by next week. Businessman Leland Speed says a preliminary list of suggested changes includes more tax cuts than tax increases. Speed said during a public hearing Tuesday that the goal is to make a list that is "revenue neutral," meaning the state would neither gain nor lose money if some taxes go up and others go down.

Gov. Haley Barbour appointed the commission several months ago to study the state tax structure. The group will make recommendations, but only lawmakers can change tax laws.

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