A new Consumer Reports study shows that Mississippi's new tax on electric vehicles will be 158 percent higher than the comparable gas tax on a regular vehicle. That's approximately 2.5 times more. It will be one of the highest electric vehicle taxes in the nation.
It's the Christmas season with all the shopping, and merchants are eager to encourage folks to shop locally.
This is a crucial issue. Hundreds of local shops and stores depend on the holiday months for a huge chunk of their profits.
Solar energy is booming, thanks in part to government subsidies. Lacking subsidies, solar is still about 20 percent more expensive than natural gas. But solar technology is still advancing and could well be on parity with gas in five to ten years.