- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is rescinding a tax increase for its school system, saying school officials didn’t meet legal requirements.

The Pascagoula City Council voted 4-1 Thursday to reverse a property tax increase for the Pascagoula-Gautier school district.

The 4-mill increase would have gone to pay for operating costs, as well as to repay $22 million the district planned to borrow to build a performing arts center in Pascagoula, install stadium turf, and renovate buildings.

Hillary Clinton: 'Nobody' likes Bernie Sanders, not sure if she'd endorse him
Sen. McSally not sorry for insulting CNN reporter: 'I'm a fighter pilot. I called it like it is'
Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller

The Sun Herald reports that Gautier officials, who raised property taxes for city purposes, worked with Pascagoula leaders to roll back the increase.

Mississippi school districts can force their governing bodies to raise property taxes, within certain limits.

Pascagoula’s appointed school board members have been asked to meet with the council on Oct. 3.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide