Governor urges Jackson to secure loans for infrastructure

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – At 1 p.m. Thursday, Governor Haley Barbour entered his office at the state capitol to meet with a group of legislators fired up about his lack of action on Jackson’s six-million-dollar water and sewer bond. It would allow the city to borrow interest-free cash to improve the infrastructure around the state capitol, a good starting point in fixing Jackson’s massive water and sewer system.

The lawmakers hoped to convince the Governor to push it through. But Representative Credell Calhoun, (D) Jackson, says nothing was accomplished. “Nothing. Nothing. Nothing,” he told WLBT.

The Governor says he first wants to see Jackson tap into low-interest revolving funds. The city would get more money to fix a larger portion of the water and sewer problem.

WLBT
8/26/10