The light at the end of the tunnel

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 2, 2014

Things have been looking a lot brighter in our community lately.
For the first time in decades, perhaps even ever, the city, county, convention center, NRoute, Vicksburg Housing Authority and the Vicksburg Warren School District all finished fiscal 2014 with surpluses.
It wasn’t an easy task and a lot of cuts had to made in order to keep their financial houses in order, but those organizations and entities deserve some recognition for being responsible with taxpayers’ money.
Keeping your expenditures under your income seems simple enough for most people, but somehow politicians have adopted a spend now and pay later attitude when it comes to taxpayer money. That attitude is what has contributed to a skyrocketing national debt and fiscal blindness in many of our politicians and leaders.
Our community leaders have taken the bold step of being fiscally responsible. Change is definitely in the air and it’s not just the cooler temps.
With bank accounts in the black these entities are now able to better plan for the future and the projects we need to advance our community. The City of Vicksburg is looking at capital improvement projects needed to prepare the city for what lies in the near future.
The convention center is looking to book bigger and better events this year and the V105.5 Caroling Contest is coming back home. NRoute is looking to purchase new buses and the VWSD is planning on educating our children better than before.
With so much good news around town it is hard not to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s hope it’s not the KCS Holiday Express train, it’s still a little early for Christmas.

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