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County supervisors meet with state legislators

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

 County supervisors from around south Mississippi were in Hattiesburg Wednesday for a legislative planning session.

This was a preliminary session where they had the opportunity to meet with legislators from the  southern districts to plan out where they will need help in meeting the needs of the counties. Some of the areas covered were alternative methods to help with infrastructure and maintenance and addressing 911 funding and services.

"We have a deteriorating infrastructure and the cost is currently going up and it's a challenge on county governments especially since the only revenue they have is ad-valor-um taxes to cover for that," said Steve Gray, Director of Governmental Affairs, Mississippi Association of Supervisors. "In addition there are other funding mechanisms we depend on like reimbursements back from homestead exemptions. We also look out for possible mandates that could come down that could force the hand of county governments that could lead to a possible increase in taxes, something they don't want."

Local State Representatives Larry Byrd and Toby Barker were in attendance.

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