Jackson County advertising plans to raise taxes 4.2 mills, mostly for schools


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PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — Jackson County is advertising plans to raise taxes 4.2 mills, mostly for the county school district and only a fraction for the West Jackson County Utility District.

The increase is not countywide. It affects people living outside the four cities the most, and those in West Jackson County a little extra.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1BrAS78 ) county supervisors balanced the county operating budget without a tax increase this year, but tax hikes for schools and utilities must go through the county board, even though county leaders have no say on the increases.

The schools will raise taxes by 3.9 mills and the utility district by .33 to cover costs.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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