Jones County Supervisors begin budget hearing

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday they have yet to receive a budget request from the school board.

The supervisors started meeting on Tuesday to come up with its 2013-2014 fiscal budget.

The countywide tax rate is currently at 50 mils.

Officials said that number is likely to increase due to the school district's shortfall.

Supervisors said they are trying to cut as much as possible but taxes in Jones County will most like increase.