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Hinds County Supervisors adopt budget

HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

With a midnight deadline looming, Hinds County Supervisors adopted a budget Thursday.

The budget does not call for a tax increase.

However, more money will be spent than collected. And that will deplete a 2-million dollar surplus from the current fiscal year.

"I have some concerns about, as I have always had, long-term concerns about the viability of the budget. I am concerned that the surplus isn't where it should be for the amount of money we are spending," said Phil Fisher, District 4 Supervisor.

"I realize that our tax base is not what it should be. Even though I would live to see more surplus left in the budget to be able to deal with any catastrophic incident that could possibly happen," said Board President George Smith.

Supervisor Smith says more needs to be done to attract new residents and businesses to Jackson.

He adds that the budget is not perfect but it is the best that can be done with the revenues that are anticipated next year.


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