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Brandon Presley Unveils First Plank Of “Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs” Plan, Pledges To Slash Taxes For Mississippi Families

Brandon Presley released the first plank of his “Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs” plan to cut taxes.


June 14, 2023

Gulfport – Today, Brandon Presley released the first plank of his “Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs” plan to cut taxes so that working families can have a little more breathing room as they face higher prices at the grocery store and at the gas pump.  

“Our state can do so much better if we have new leadership that serves the people, so I’m here today to share my plan to unleash Mississippi’s economic potential and put more money back in your pocket,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley. “I’m here to talk about something that you almost never hear national Democrats talk about: cutting taxes.” 

The first plank of Brandon’s “Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs” plan includes:

  • Eliminating the grocery tax;

  • Cutting the car tag fee in half;

Both the grocery tax and car tag fees are taxes that hit working families hard. Mississippi has the highest grocery tax in the nation while neighboring states like Alabama are set to cut the grocery tax in half in the midst of higher costs at the grocery store. And a 2021 study from U.S. News and World Report found that Mississippi is the fifth-most expensive state to own a car. 

“The first plank of my ‘Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs’ plan would eliminate the grocery tax, which is the highest in the country, and cut car tag fees in half,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley. “As the mayor of Nettleton, I cut car tag fees twice. These are taxes that hit Mississippi families in the teeth. It’s time that someone puts working Mississippians ahead of the lobbyists and big corporations and gives future generations of Mississippians a state government that they can be proud of.”

The “Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs” plan follows Brandon’s War On Corruption Plan, a historic ethics plan that will put state government back on the side of the people, not just the well-connected.

Brandon Presley is a fighter who keeps his promises, stands up for the little guy, and isn't afraid to ruffle more than a few feathers to deliver results for hardworking Mississippi families. Brandon served as Mayor of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007, where he got the town moving again, then balanced the budget every year and cut taxes twice. As Public Service Commissioner, Brandon opened up meetings that had been closed to the public for decades, brought high-speed internet to some of the most remote and forgotten parts of Mississippi, put people back to work with the Hire Mississippi program, and saved taxpayers over 6 billion dollars.


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