Past efforts to change the limit have previously died in the Senate Finance committee, which had been chaired by Sen. Dean Kirby (R - Pearl). This year, the battle has moved to the House, where Rep. David Baria (D - Bay St. Louis) has introduced legislation that would raise the limit to 8%. HB 26 has been referred to the Ways & Means committee, which is chaired by Rep. Jeff Smith (R - Columbus). Smith may now kill the legislation all on his own by not calling the bill up for a vote.
The Ways & Means committee has standing meetings at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday in Room 201-H at the Capitol, but no meeting has been held this week so far. Committee meetings are announced on the committee schedule. It will be interesting to see if Smith brings the bill up in committee, and if he does, how it fares.