Mississippi counties face potential problems because of state budget woes

With the deadline to pass a budget for the upcoming fiscal year less than a month away, some counties are faced with the challenge of plugging financial holes created by state budget woes….

…Gray said a lot of counties depend on those checks. Counties don’t get sales tax money. Sales tax revenue goes to cities.

Gray said counties received no new state funding for infrastructure needs, leading to no work on some local bridge and roads projects.

Washington County Board of Supervisors President Carl McGee said the state budget is having a negative impact, especially on infrastructure.

Clarion Ledger
8/20/17