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Councilman says donation is legal, won't repay money

TUPELO — A city councilman, who is running for re-election, says he will not return a $250 donation from Waste Management Inc. because there was nothing illegal about it.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo Councilman Mike Bryan accepted a $250 contribution in February from Waste Management, which currently picks up trash for the city.

With the contract expiring on July 31, the city council will likely vote on a new contract within a month. Waste Management is among three companies vying for the new contract.

Municipal party primaries are Tuesday. The general election is June 4.

Bryan says in a statement that he reported the contribution as required and broke no laws. He says campaign contributions have not swayed his vote and will not in the future.

 

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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