Almost $4 million gap in Hinds County budget

Hinds County supervisors approved a $64.3 million general fund budget for the next fiscal year that will give the county’s roughly 830 employees an across-the-board, $100-a-month raise beginning Jan. 1.

But the budget will spend about $4 million more than the county is projected to collect in revenue, one supervisor says.

The county will use reserve money to balance the budget for the 2016-17 budget year, which begins Oct. 1.

Clarion Ledger