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Harness: Busy legislative session on tap

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate District 85 Rep. Jeffery Harness, D-Fayette, discussed a number of topics last week he believed would likely top the upcoming 2022 agenda for the Mississippi Legislature when it returns to Jackson for another regular session in January — now less than four months away. Harness — one of Franklin County’s…

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Supervisors OK budget, tax plan for fiscal year

By Nicole Stokes Franklin Advocate The Franklin County Board of Supervisors’ proposed budget and tax levies for the upcoming fiscal year were unanimously approved on Monday, Sept. 20 with no one in attendance to raise an objection to the revenue and spending plan. The county’s budget for fiscal year 2022, which runs from Oct. 1,…

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Meadville’s conservative town budget is approved

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate After weeks of tabulations and negotiations, the Meadville Board of Aldermen approved the town’s revenue and spending plan for fiscal year 2022 during the panel’s monthly business meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Budget estimates for the town’s revenues for the new fiscal year — which runs from Oct. 1, 2021…

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