Well Hello Mississippi!

Mississippi governor Tate Reeves is about to become much more popular with his citizens. The Republican has decided to eliminate Mississippi’s state income tax in five years in an effort to attract more people to his state.

In a Monday news conference, Mississippi’s 65th governor outlined how he hopes to move the state forward in the job market while at the same time giving the state’s residents more money to work with to take care of themselves and their families.

“If we want to be competitive, we must be capable of pulling out a map of the United States and recognize that Texas is to our West, Florida is to our East, Tennessee is to our North,” Reeves said. “We compete with them every single day for new jobs, and in every instance, we are at a disadvantage because they don’t have an income tax and we do.”

The governor is not wrong. Neither Florida, Tennessee, nor Texas have a state income tax, and if you’re looking for a place to retire, why would you avoid those states to go somewhere else?

Reeves said the state’s collection efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic have put the elimination of the tax within reach.

“We are proposing in this budget to allocate $1 billion in excess revenue towards eliminating the individual income tax,” Reeves said. “It will allow us to eliminate the 4% bracket in this fiscal year, or next fiscal year. To prevent increasing taxes in other areas, we must couple this tax cut with budget caps.”

Well done governor, your state just made my retirement list.

A Win For Female Athletes

The Mississippi legislature has passed a bill which will only allow transgender athletes to compete against athletes who have the equal birth gender. So boys who claim they are girls will only be allowed to compete against biological males.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) signed a bill that restricts transgender athletes to only competing in sports that correspond to their birth gender. Mississippi’s SB 2536 will go into effect on July 1, the Associated Press reported.

The Magnolia State becomes the second state to ban transgender athletes from competing against natural-born girls after Iowa passed its law late last year. But more than 20 states are in the process of considering laws that would enact similar restrictions such as those in Iowa and Mississippi.

The gov. added that the bill aims to “protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males for athletic opportunities.”

The governor is absolutely correct. This bill will level the playing field for female athletes in high schools and colleges across the state. It’s nice to see some states not cowering to the leftist woke mobs.