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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Editorial: What Mississippi law says about county budgets

The Tunica Times has covered dozens of budget hearings like the one put on by Tunica County officials this week. These hearings are usually more informative than this most recent one, when no written budget was handed out and no budget figures were even discussed.

The extent of information made available to Tunica County residents and taxpayers before and after the hearing is summed up in the notice that ran in this newspaper earlier this month:

Tunica County, Mississippi is now operating with projected total budget revenue of $33,770,757 (29 percent) or $9,805,832 of such revenue is obtained through ad valorem taxes. For next fiscal year, the proposed budget has total projected revenue of $33,770,757, of that amount, (29 percent) or $9,912,172 is proposed to be financed through a total ad valorem tax levy.

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