The Mississippi Free Press reports:
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced “significant” improvements in the Jackson water system on Labor Day while telling reporters he is open to numerous long-term solutions, including leasing its management to a private company.
“As we turn to long-term problems in the future, I want to clarify a few things: There are indeed problems in Jackson that are decades old, on the order of $1 billion to fix,” Reeves said. “The crisis we intervened to solve is not one of those problems.”
“Privatization is on the table,” the governor said. “Having a commission that oversees failed water systems as they have in many states is on the table. I’m open to ideas.”
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“Privatization (of Jackson’s water system) is on the table,” Gov. Tate Reeves said. “Having a commission that oversees failed water systems as they have in many states is on the table. I’m open to ideas.”https://t.co/7kczgCPIA5
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