BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - The Rankin County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to raise taxes -- just hours after voting unanimously not to do so during a public hearing.
On Monday, the four board members who voted for it laid out a case that without a tax increase, county services would deteriorate. They say costs are up across the board, while the county's revenues have not kept pace.
The Clarion-Ledger reports supporters did not offer a clear explanation of why their votes changed from the public hearing.
With the vote, property taxes this year will go up 3.75 mills on Rankin County residents to 40.24 mills. That represents a $37.50 tax increase for a home worth $100,000 and assessed at $10,000. Other ad valorem taxes also will go up by the same rate.
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