The Mississippi government collected more money during the first half of this budget year than it did during the same period a year earlier.

With the robust collections, legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Tate Reeves say they want to approve some sort of tax cut during the three-month session that ends in early April. But, they are far from agreeing on details.

Discussions about a tax cut disintegrated last year when the Senate rejected a House plan, even though both chambers are led by Republicans.