Philadelphia Budget Passes, Taxes Go Up

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Phildelphia, Miss. A budget vote in Philadelphia ended with controversy, and the Philadelphia Board of Aldermen ended up approving the budget, which includes a tax increase in the general fund millage from 10 mills to 20 mills.

The meeting was specially called to vote on the new budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but when the time came to vote, the budget failed. The vote was split 3-2 with Jim Fulton and Josh Gamblin voting against the budget. Philadelphia Mayor James Young said he was disappointed by the lackluster way the board acted when it came time to vote, and that they should have talked more before the meeting was called.