Author Archives: Steve Wilson

Film tax incentives might be raw deal for Mississippi

FILM IT: The Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, as it’s known, is capped at a maximum of $20 million per year, with a maximum credit of $10 million for a qualifying movie.   By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Plenty of filmmakers have used Mississippi as their backdrop. Movies such as “My Dog Skip,” “Huckleberry Finn” and “O Brother Where Art Thou” have taken […]

MS considers guns and hunting supplies sales tax holiday

Game feeders, left, and deer stands would be covered under a new sales tax holiday in Mississippi if Mississippi House Bill 1539 passes. The holiday would be the first weekend of September and cover guns and hunting supplies. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog In the 17 states with sales tax holidays, the weekends are usually […]

Young Republican Spotlight – Gus Maples

MSGOP YOUNG REPUBLICAN SPOTLIGHT: Today’s Young Republican Is Tomorrow’s Community Leader! Gus Maples – Lucedale, Mississippi Gus Maples studies Public Policy Leadership and Spanish as a senior at the University of Mississippi. As a student in the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, Maples has studied abroad in Ecuador and South Africa. Last summer, he interned for […]