UPDATE: Bryant continues linking cig tax to car tag prices

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant says he has created a new Web site to provide accurate information about a possible increase in the price of Mississippi car tags.

The problem is, his Web site on Monday was using wrong numbers.

Bryant’s staff said they were correcting the site after their math errors were pointed out by The Associated Press.

Bryant’s site showed that the tag for a $20,000 vehicle would increase by different amounts in different counties starting July 1.

However, the state Tax Commission says the amount of the scheduled increase does not vary by county. It varies only by the value and age of the vehicle.

Bryant is advocating a cigarette tax increase to help hold down the price of car tags.

Click here for www.cartagrelief.com.

 

The Associated Press