Oktibbeha County supervisors continued grappling Tuesday morning with the prospect of issuing more bonds to cover a new five-year road work plan.
Columbus Municipal School District’s Board of Trustees approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 of just more than $48 million at a special-call meeting last week.
Starkville aldermen approved a $21.77 million budget — and with it, a 1.05-mill tax increase — for Fiscal Year 2019 on a split vote Tuesday.
Columbus city councilmen unanimously approved a one-mil tax increase for Fiscal Year 2018 to help fund a $3.2 million urban renewal bond for the Columbus Redevelopment Authority.
Oktibbeha County’s recent road bond, its upcoming industrial park pledge, a funding increase for volunteer fire services and other tentative pledges are expected to increase taxes by 2.88 mills in the upcoming fiscal year.
Columbus city councilmen approved a 2-mill tax increase Wednesday during their second meeting on the city’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
When it comes to taxes, reasonable people understand the basic principle that the public services we rely on do not fall out of the sky like manna from heaven.
Columbus councilmen will have to weigh a proposed 2-mill tax increase this year as they work to finalize the city’s budget.
Oktibbeha County residents could incur a 2.4-mill tax increase next year needed to support a $14.5 million road bond.
Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama’s pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.