MS Raises Hotel Tax, Exempts Legislators

April 15, 2008

From WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi:

The Mississippi House has approved a $1.25 daily hotel tax in Jackson to help the city increase police officers’ salaries.[…]

The bill says anyone who has an extended hotel stay of at least 30 days would not be charged the extra $1.25 a day. Many lawmakers stay in Jackson hotels for their regular sessions, which last between 90 and 120 days.

Why is police protection for people in the city for 30+ days less valuable than those in the city for 29 days or less?

More on Mississippi tax reform here.

(Hat tip Drew at NTU)

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