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Governor vetoes school board study legislation

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill calling for a study of elected local school boards. Some lawmakers had wanted all local school board members to be chosen by voters, in part because boards can raise taxes. Today, county school board members are elected, while some city school boards are entirely appointed and others are a mix of ...

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Coast city to ask lawmakers for restaurant tax

PASCAGOULA — The city of Pascagoula will ask lawmakers for a 2 percent restaurant tax to support local recreation programs, including the building of a new community center. If approved by the Legislature, local residents would then vote on the tax. It would take a 60 percent majority for the tax to pass. Councilman Joe Abston says it would be ...

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