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State lawmakers vote to give city of Jackson money for improvements

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi House has voted to set aside $21 million for improvements to parts of the capital city.
    
The House voted 113-7 Wednesday to pass Senate Bill 2525  which would create a regional board and an advisory committee to work with the city of Jackson on improvements.
    
The bill would also direct 12.5 percent of Jackson's monthly sales tax back to the city but require 15 percent of that money go to police and fire departments.
    
The area runs from the Pearl River to Jackson State University and includes the Capitol and the Mississippi Coliseum.
    
House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Smith of Columbus says the proposal would give new life to areas that Jackson hasn't had money to maintain.
    
The bill heads to back to the Senate.

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