State car tags may go up in price

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Tax collectors across the Pinebelt are getting questions from local vehicle owners who are worried about a possible price increase on car tags.

Sales tax revenues from vehicle purchases help keep tag prices down, but now funding has run out.

Currently, Mississippians pay about half of the cost, and it is up to the state legislature to come up with a source of funding, or the price will go up.

One proposal is to use funds from a much-debated cigarette tax, but so far lawmakers can't agree on where to set the tax.

Local tax collectors said a funding solution needs to be found soon to keep up the credit.

The legislature is expected to reconvene in a few weeks to try and solve the issue.