Shelby Co. may implement hiring freeze - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby Co. may implement hiring freeze

(WMC-TV) - After voting down a property tax hike, the Shelby County Commission needs to find other ways to make up the $60 million needed to balance the budget.

One of the options left affects jobs. A resolution is on the table today suggesting a hiring freeze as well as a freeze on travel and special grants until the property tax rate is set.

Last week, the commission voted down the proposed tax hike which would have raised taxes by more than 30 cents.

The Budget Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m.

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