Hattiesburg City Council approves new budget

The Hattiesburg City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, and while she says it is atypical, the chief financial officer says it is a budget she is comfortable with….

…The budget also includes a .81 millage increase for Hattiesburg residents, increased starting salaries for Hattiesburg Firefighters who are recent fire academy graduates and no salary increase for the incoming mayor or city council.