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Jackson needs federal funds to cover repairs, appointee says

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The manager appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee reforms to the beleaguered water system in Mississippi’s capital city says he won’t have enough money to cover expenses until more federal funds arrive. Ted Henifin was appointed in November after the Justice Department won a federal judge’s approval to carry out a rare intervention to fix Jackson’s water system, which partially failed in August. Henifin says he is still waiting for hundreds of millions of dollars in funds the federal government set aside for Jackson’s water infrastructure. In the meantime, the city is waiting to pay companies it has done business with for water system improvements.

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