Lumumba’s supporters say the mayor cares deeply for Jackson but faces opposition from Republican state leaders, and he inherited extensive problems from previous city administrations, including an unreliable billing system that has undercut revenue for repairs and maintenance.
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Lumumba, a Democrat in a Republican-led state, said the city’s water problems come from decades of deferred maintenance.
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