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Analysis: Mid-range earners in Mississippi rank 4th lowest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Mississippi ranked 47th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Mississippi ranks 3rd lowest for state-imposed gas taxes

Mississippi finished 48th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: zip code 39203 in Jackson has 32nd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 39203 zip code area was 285 in the third quarter of 2018, an 18-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Mississippi ranks the most reliant on federal aid

Mississippi finished first in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Mississippi ranks 5th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Mississippi finished fifth in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Analysis: Mississippi ranks 15th best in corporate tax study

Mississippi finished 15th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: Mississippi ranks 27th best in state income tax study

Mississippi finished 27th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Mississippi College ranked most selective of Mississippi schools

Mississippi College was ranked the most exclusive school in Mississippi, according to a new study by the website 24/7 Wall St. that examines acceptance rates and characteristics of university students nationwide.

Analysis: Mississippi ranks 35th best in sales tax study

Mississippi finished 35th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Mississippi has 3rd lowest average credit card debt

Mississippi finished 48th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Mississippi ranks 36th on property tax study

Mississippi finished 36th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Mississippi's Hinds County has 6th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Mississippi's Hinds County was nearly 4,000 in the third quarter of 2018, an 82-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Mississippi House members rank 6th least frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Mississippi ranked sixth highest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Mississippi ranks No. 34 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Mississippi was rated 34th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Mississippi ranked 8th most affected by government shutdown

Mississippi ranked No. 8 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Mississippi ranked No. 31 in 2019 business climate index

Mississippi finished at No. 31 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Jackson has 9th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Jackson area was more than 5,300 in the third quarter of 2018, a 483-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Mississippi posts 9th highest drop in food stamps participants

Mississippi ranked No. 9 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Mississippi not on track to tax online sales

Mississippi is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

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