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Miss. mayor vetoes on budget overridden

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) - The Lumberton Board of Aldermen has overrode 29 mayoral vetoes of cuts to the 2011 budget.

That means about $125,000 in reductions will take effect, including $35,000 in employee salaries.

The aldermen rejected each of Mayor Miriam Holder's vetoes on 4-1 votes this week.

The Hattiesburg American reports Holder had vetoed the reductions in Oct. 11.

The reductions include salary cuts in public works, police, board of aldermen and mayor's office. The city's budget was trimmed to about $2.47 million.

Holder says the entire budget is unworkable and that it would have to be fixed later.

Salary adjustments went into effect this week.

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