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Possible tax hike in Mississippi

(WMC-TV) - A Mississippi Senate task force working to clear roadblocks may cause a tax hike.

In an effort to drive up business in the state, leaders are focusing on eliminating bumpy highways. The committee met in Jackson yesterday to discuss a possible tax hike to pay for the improved highways.

Thursday, the task force will break down the numbers for options. One option leaders are already citing is a possible gas hike.

 "We're going to look at a combination of things and we're going to try and spread it out so that no particular segment would be impacted overbearingly," stated Senator Willie Simmons.

The committee will submit their recommendation to the legislature next session.

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