Yarber: 1% commission attempts to supersede state law

At the conclusion of a contentious one-cent sales tax meeting March 1, commissioners approved a master plan that could prevent Jackson from obtaining the $90 million loan it has worked to obtain for over a year.

In an interview with The Clarion-Ledger Wednesday evening, Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber first said he would not protest the plan, then wouldn’t say if he would abide by it. The plan requires the city to get commission approval before entering any debt obligation to be paid back with one-cent funds.

“I’m going to follow the state law,” Yarber said, calling the commission’s plan an attempt to supersede Mississippi statute.

Clarion Ledger
3/16/17