There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them: In his first public statement since the Jackson Zoo announced its board is now supporting its relocation from west Jackson to LeFleur's Bluff State Park close to Rankin County, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba sternly advocated for the zoo to stay put.Democratic Rep. Jarvis Dortch of Jackson says a gasoline tax increase in exchange for an income tax decrease is "obscene" and would hurt the working poor.House Speaker Philip Gunn said he will deliver a revamped infrastructure funding proposal to the governor and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today, after the governor closed 83 bridges this week.The most...
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10 Local Stories of the Week