- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson leaders have started budget discussions, taking on several aspects of the city’s upcoming budget for the next fiscal year.

Among Monday’s discussions were talks about the city’s airport and the aftereffects of Southwest Airlines leaving the market, as well as talks about the zoo and the goals for Jackson Public Schools.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/1vJLPgY ) the council is meeting throughout this week to tackle various budget requests, a measure intended to help form the upcoming fiscal plan that must be approved by Sept. 15. The city’s next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1.

Mayor Tony Yarber has already recommended cutting next year’s spending by nearly $110 million, a measure he said can be accomplished without raising taxes or cutting city jobs and public safety services.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com


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