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Jackson mayor hoping for high priority tax

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JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - With a temporary tax cut coming for the school system, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is expected to propose an equivalent one-time tax hike to pay for "high priority" projects in the city.

The net result would keep city residents' tax bills the same in 2014, but the Jackson City Council would have to swallow a vote on a 5.53-mill tax hike nonetheless.

As of Thursday afternoon, Rick Hill, the deputy city administrator, said Lumumba had not finalized his budget proposal, which is expected to be presented to the council on Monday. At around $1.2 million per mill, the additional taxes would be worth about $6.5 million.

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