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Legislators: Yarber has no grounds for quid-pro-quo claim on airport, sales tax bills

Legislators are baffled by Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber’s March 11 Facebook claim that a Senate bill to dedicate more sales tax money to Jackson has become leverage for passage of another Senate bill to transfer policy control for Jackson’s airports to a state-appointed board. Yarber’s office did not respond to requests made Friday, Monday and Tuesday for clarification on the ...

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Senate OKs changes to Jackson special option sales tax legislation

By Ted Carter Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson overcame a key challenge Thursday in his quest to overhaul the city’s antiquated water and sewer system.The city’s sole legislative priority for the year – a bill amendment that would enable the city to bond major water and sewer upgrades through 2023 – received Senate approval by a 38-9 margin.Bill sponsor Sen. John ...

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Jackson will soon know fate

Officials: Requirement for sales tax oversight panel will doom voter approval to rebuild infrastructure Jackson’s single biggest hope for paying for a desperately needed water and sewer system overhaul  rests with a special option sales tax that would require 60 percent voter approval. That’s not going to happen as long as the legislation authorizing the vote specifies that an oversight ...

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