3% Budget Shortfall Causes Scramble in Coahoma County

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Faced with 3% across-the-board budget cuts, Coahoma County supervisors are again considering joining a state program that would garnish the state tax refunds of people who owe the county fines. The state department of revenue would receive 25% of the funds intercepted, and the city of Clarksdale will participate in the program passed by the legislature earlier this year. Municipalities could also use the process outlined in House Bill 991 to collect unpaid garbage fees. Mississippi is just one of six states that does not suspend, revoke or block renewal of driver’s licenses by people who owe fines or fees.


1 Comment on "3% Budget Shortfall Causes Scramble in Coahoma County"

  1. 25 percent seems a little high.

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