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Hinds County Supervisors adopt new budget

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

During a special meeting last week Hinds County Supervisors adopted a budget that will deplete a $2 million dollar surplus.

One member of the board is questioning the money paid out to a medical consultant and a bond consultant. District 4 Supervisor Phil Fisher says the county is getting the services from other consultants and more than $100,000 could be saved.

"I wouldn't know him if he walked into the room. Now we have other people advising us in the same areas that I do know, that I do see. So why are we paying twice to get this fiscal advice on specialty area? I just don't see the value of it," said Fisher.

The budget adopted by supervisors does not include a tax increase.. But the surplus is being exhausted. Fisher and board president George smith are both questioning the long-term viability of the budget.

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