Unfunded mandates driving local government inflation

Mount Vernon Rotary Club members and guests heard the concerns over “unfunded mandates” from the Texas Legislature from local and area government officials at a program sponsored by Franklin County Judge Scott Lee and presented by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsome.

  Unfunded mandates for Franklin County alone at the end of 2017 topped $3.2 million of the county’s $5.3 million overall budget. See the September 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for the rest of this story.