Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is planning to follow through on his promise to end employee furloughs and could ask taxpayers to help him do it.
Last week, the mayor proposed a two-mill property tax increase as part of the city’s 2018 budget.
Madison County is preparing to finalize their budget for the 2018 fiscal year.
So far, many departments have spoken with the county board of supervisors during budget hearings, going over their needs and wants for the upcoming year.
The County Line Road resurfacing project is nearing construction. Ridgeland city officials recently authorized the public works department to open bids.
Budget talks have begun in Hinds County, and District One Supervisor Robert Graham is painting a bleak picture of the county’s finances.
The county is facing what could be tens of millions of dollars in federally mandated spending.
Old Agency Parkway will soon undergo construction. Because of a failure in the road, the Ridgeland Public Works Department is working to re-stabilize the roadway.
The Southwest Madison fire district is about to see a change in millage. Recently, the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved an increased millage of four mills.
The Bozeman Road widening project will soon be in the design phase, meaning the two-lane north-south corridor is slowly making its way to becoming four-laned.
The Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College will sponsor the Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a multi-layered, multi-year partnership that leverages the art collections of both institutions to foster community dialogue and interpretation about civil rights issues, past and present.
By MEGAN PHILLIPS
Sun Staff Writer
In anticipation for Reunion Parkway, phase three, Madison County officials will soon place a stoplight at the intersection of Green Oak Lane and U.S. Highway 51 in Madison.