Mayor defends record after Reeves’ comment

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As Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba prepared for his weekly conference Tuesday, comments Gov. Tate Reeves made the day before loomed heavily.

Reeves said Monday the city had presented no plan to the state on what funds are needed to fix its water system, which has become the subject of international news in recent weeks as more than 150,000 residents were left without running or drinkable water.

“We do recognize the need for both an intermediate and long-term plan. I personally believe that we cannot rely on the city of Jackson to provide that,” Reeves said Monday.

Lumumba, careful not…

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