Ford, Perry chosen to manage Capitol City’s new tax
Published: April 27,2014
Tags: Beverly Hogan, board, Carolyn Meyers, City of Jackson, Duane O'Neill, Godwin Dafe, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Jackson State University, Mississippi Legislature, Pete Perry, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, republican, Sales Tax, speaker of the House, state government, state law, State of Mississippi, Tim Ford, Tougaloo Collegeartnership
JACKSON — A former speaker of the Mississippi House and a prominent Republican will help oversee how the city of Jackson spends money generated by a 1 percent sales tax that took effect earlier this year.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that former Speaker Tim Ford and Hinds County Republican chairman Pete Perry will serve on a board that will develop a spending plan for improving Jackson’s roads and water and sewer systems.
They join Jackson State University President Carolyn Meyers, Tougaloo College President Beverly Hogan, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership President/CEO Duane O’Neill and Jackson businessman Godwin Dafe.
Ford, an attorney who served in the Legislature as a Democrat, was appointed by current the current House speaker, Republican Philip Gunn. Perry was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant.
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