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Mayor Magee vetoes Wayne Farms tax exemption

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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee has officially vetoed the city council’s decision for a Wayne Farms tax exemption.

Wayne Farms originally requested a 10-year tax exemption, but ultimately settled for five years after a 5-2 council vote. 

Wayne Farms recently terminated nearly 600 employees causing months of debate on if the company deserved the tax exemption at all.

Magee discussed how the recent layoffs have affected the economic growth of Laurel.

“Unemployment is at an all-time high in Jones County because of the oil industry and this only added to our unemployment to add 595 people to the unemployment roles at the same time," Magee said. 

The development of Wayne Farms in other states also caught the attention of Magee.

“It’s not that they’re not still producing chicken and chicken parts, and all that it’s just that they’re not doing it in the city of Laurel," Magee said. 

City council members will have a chance to override the veto at the next city council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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