Commissioner Presley Statement Reacting To Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Slashing The Grocery Tax In Half
Following the news that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey cut the grocery tax in half - with the support of a supermajority Republican legislature - Commissioner Brandon Presley released the following statement.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 19, 2023
Nettleton – Following the news that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey cut the grocery tax in half - with the support of a supermajority Republican legislature - Commissioner Brandon Presley released the following statement:
“By cutting the grocery tax in half, Gov. Kay Ivey showed real leadership for working families - the kind of backbone that our state is missing under Tate Reeves’ failed leadership. Tate Reeves has had twelve long years to do something about Mississippi’s highest-in-the-country tax on food, but since it doesn’t affect his country club friends or funnel our money in a corruption scandal to his buddies, Tate Reeves hasn’t lifted a finger.
“As governor, I won’t be afraid to get some dirt under my fingernails and work with Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to slash the grocery tax so we can put more money in your pocket - just like Republican Gov. Kay Ivey did next door to us.”
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.