Citing the success of his first term, an active legislative agenda and a proposed tax rebate of more than $200 million, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Thursday afternoon he is running for a second term.
Delbert Hosemann Has Proposed a Tax Rebate And is Seeking Reelection
Citing the succession of his first term, an active legislative agenda and a proposed tax rebate worth more than $200 million, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann stated on Thursday afternoon that he is running for a second term.
According to a published post by The Vicksburg Post, Hosemann has said that he’s asking to be rehired as Lt. Governor of the state of Mississippi in an interview.
Additionally, he has also said that they are running Mississippi government like a business and think it has great potential going forward.
Looking at some important issues for the 2023 session of the Legislature, Hosemann noted that state revenue from individual taxation is $270 million more than the state budget projections.
He’s also proposing to deliver that money back to the taxpayers who sent it to them, so , they’re going to propose a large rebate of $270 million.”
In education, he noted that a proposal to allow schools to operate through a modified calendar is under consideration.
He Also Proposed Allocating An Additional $100 Million For County Roads and Bridges
Locally, Hosemann said he’s hoping to see the completion of the Levee Street extension, extending Levee Street from Depot Street to WaterView Casino as another route for trucks going to and from the harbor, to keep 18-wheelers out of the downtown area. The city has gotten $3.5 million in state funds for the project.
Regarding another Warren County native, Hosemann said that they’re very interested in the proposed port south of town. They were able to give some funding for that, but that’s been carried by the city and the county. They’re interested in that being viable for an industry that may be interested in coming to Warren County and the new port.
Hosemann said the Senate will also discuss tax reform, education infrastructure and strong criminal penalties for carjacking and other crime-related proposals.
Concerning tax reform, the House is expected to revive discussions about removing the state income tax. However, his main concern is inflation and recession.
Additionally, Hosemann said the state has other necessities like rural hospitals and ports that are required for economic development. The state has reduced taxes and shrunk the size of government by 3,000 employees, he added.