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Harrison County approves new $111 million budget

Harrison County Board of Supervisors approve $111 million. (Image source: WLOX News) Harrison County Board of Supervisors approve $111 million. (Image source: WLOX News)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Harrison County supervisors on Monday approved a new budget for the fiscal year, which begins October 1.

The total county budget is just over $111 million with $59 million in the general fund. Although the county kept tax rates the same there are slight increases in school taxes for county taxpayers.

County administrator, Pam Ulrich, says revenues are tight and supervisors expect to spend about $2 million of the county's "rainy day fund" to help balance the budget.

"Trying to stay within our limits, as far as our revenues, we're trying to, even though we did use the $2 million. Hopefully, we won't have to use the $2 million and we can stay within that," said Harrison County Administrator Pam Ulrich.

One thing that hurt county revenues in the coming year was the recent court ruling involving the value of "Section 42" subsidized housing. That ruling meant the loss of several million dollars in anticipated tax revenues from those properties.

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