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Hattiesburg tightens 2010 budget

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Hattiesburg, MS (WDAM)- City leaders are preparing a much tighter 2010 fiscal year budget. Hattiesburg Chief Financial Officer Connie Everett said, "the Hub City like many others is feeling the effects of the economy."  

The city is expecting a $2 million decrease this year in sales tax revenue, leaving the city no other choice but to scale back on spending. Departments heads are being asked to maintain the same budget level as the current fiscal year.

"The city is trying to cutback as much as possible", Everett said, without having to cut any services or positions.

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