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'Capitol complex' bill passes Senate

A proposal to divert about $20 million a year in state sales taxes to help with Jackson infrastructure passed the Senate on Wednesday, but will still be subject to more debate and revision before it could be passed into law.

House Bill 1226, similar to one that died last year, creates a "Capitol Complex District" that includes the state Capitol, surrounding state government buildings and encompasses areas around Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Its goal is to help the city fix crumbling infrastructure in areas heavy with tax-exempt, state-government owned property for which the city must provide services but receives little in tax revenue.

Clarion Ledger

Posted March 9, 2017 - 1:05 am

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