This Week: Inmates cast ballots, Mississippi’s tax system and a new airline takes off from Jackson

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cts7wb4usaalcxkWith election day less than 40 days away, sheriffs around Mississippi are prepping for November 8th themselves.

That’s because many inmates throughout the state’s jails and prisons can still vote.

If they haven’t been convicted of one of 22 specific crimes, many sheriffs told our Patsy Brumfield, they make accommodations for their inmates to cast their ballots.

In other news, Mississippi’s tax system for attracting financial investments isn’t so bad.

That’s according to the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, which monitors government tax policies. Mississippi ranks 28th overall.

The authors cite the Legislature’s decision to phase out the franchise tax and reducing corporate and income taxes starting in 2018 as reasons why Mississippi comes in at 28 this year and could move up.

Also, there’s a new airline that took off from Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Southern Airways express added a Jackson to Nashville flight to its Gulf Region after hearing about the need according to its co-founder.

The route makes a stop in Memphis, but they hope to have a direct flight from Jackson to the Music City in the next six months.

Their goal is to provide a private flight experience for much less than other carriers.