JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - The City of Pascagoula and the Pascagoula-Gautier School District should participate in tax hearings involving Chevron. That determination was made today by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
In a 24-page ruling released a short time ago, justices ordered the city, the school district, and the refinery to all be included in any trial that focuses on how much Chevron should pay in taxes and how that tax revenue should be divided.
According to the court order, the tax payments in question go back to 2010.
Pascagoula-Gautier School District Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich briefly reviewed the Supreme Court ruling today. He noted its main finding, that his schools "do have standing whenever it comes to a dispute about taxes."
Because of homecoming parades, Rodolfich won't have a chance to study the ruling further until Friday.
We are working to get reaction from county, city, and Chevron leaders about the significance of this ruling.
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