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Marion Co. Board of Supervisors approves budget

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MARION COUNTY (WDAM) - The Marion County Board of Supervisors approved its 2010 fiscal budget this morning.

The total expenditures for the year are nearly $21.5. That's up nearly $3 million from last year. Most of the increase comes from the budget for the Marion -Walthall Regional Jail addition. 

There was also a 4.47 mill increase added by the Marion County board of education.

Some residents expressed their disappointment in the tax increase and the board of education.

"Why did the administrators have to get a raise and they not getting any money to help the kids buy more books or do anything to help the kids with," said Marion County resident Bobby Henry.

"With the economy like it is and all I just don't see where the tax payers of the county really need to be increased with anymore millage," said Carrol Sylvet, a Marion County Resident.

Marion County Board of Supervisors president Raymon Rowell understood their frustration.

"It's tough economic times and our tax payers are struggling right now," said Rowell. "I felt like it was a bad time for increase but the school board made that decision and we gone have to live with it."

$3.2 million of the school system's budget comes from property taxes.

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