Barbour says water problem needs more funding
by Associated Press
Published: August 18,2010
JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour says using $6 million in state-backed bonds for a downtown project won’t fix the problems with the city of Jackson’s water system.
Barbour is a member of the State Bond Commission, which rejected the city’s project weeks ago. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Barbour sent a letter this week to Mayor Harvey Johnson, saying he supports replacing the old pipes with a new system. However, Barbour says the $6-million project would only benefit a small percentage of ratepayers.
Johnson has said the bond commission’s decision not to include the project in a package of new state bonds was a “slap in the face” to Jackson, and a signal that the state had no plans to offer financial help for the problem.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- UPDATED: House subcommittee tosses discrimination elements from religious freedom bill
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- Reactive Surfaces files lawsuit against Toyota in patent dispute
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- White House hotel making comeback in Biloxi