I appreciate House Speaker Phil Gunn’s attempt to pinch pennies, but he’s wrong about banishing the state Department of Revenue to a cramped warehouse in-between Raymond and Clinton.
The Department of Revenue needs to move into the newly vacant Landmark building in downtown Jackson. This was the recommendation of the Barbour administration. A bill to that effect was introduced by Hinds state Sen. David Blount. It passed the Senate, but died in the House, presumably on Gunn’s instruction.