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    Mayor proposes veto to board’s policy that would cut his pay

    July 23, 2019

    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — An embattled Mississippi mayor has issued a veto proposal in response to the city’s board of alderman, which voted to reduce his pay if he doesn’t make reforms.

    News outlets report Moss Point Mayor Mario King’s held a news conference Tuesday morning. His proposal would dock board member’s pay for missing two or more consecutive meetings without explanation or using derogatory language.

    The board’s proposal says guns can’t be carried in City Hall and media releases can’t be sent without board approval, among other restrictions. It awaits legal review.

    The Clarion Ledger reports lawsuits filed against King accuse him of discriminating against older workers and harassing someone with a gun, among other allegations.

    King has denied the accusations.

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