This new bill would create state fund for Jackson water and sewer projects. Here's how
A bill awaiting the governor's signature would create a dedicated fund for Jackson's beleaguered water and sewer system.
House Bill 1031, approved this week by both the House and the Senate, creates a special fund for upgrades and repairs to Jackson's water and sewer system.
Rep. Shanda Yates, I-Hinds, Madison, authored the bill.
The bill specifies neither the amount nor the source of the money that would be placed in the dedicated fund.
Yates co-author a companion bill, HB 1064, that would allocate $42 million of the state's $1.8 billion American Rescue Plan allocation to the dedicated fund. That bill, however, died in committee.
Yates did not respond to an email seeking comment on bills.