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Tupelo Mayor May Lack Support for Pay Raise Plan

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton’s proposed¬†one percent pay raise for city employees is getting a cool reception from Tupelo council members.

Shelton acknowledged Friday he may not have enough support to get his plan passed at Tuesday’s meeting. A local newspaper reports that some council members have even asked him to remove it from the meeting’s agenda.

They want to give city leaders more time to work out a plan that includes higher reductions in personnel costs that could lead to three percent pay increase for city employees.