Economist predicts low income residents will be affected most from new rates
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
mORE affluent residents are less likely to feel impact from the city of Jackson’s sweeping water and sewer rate increases, according to a state economist.
Residents in different income brackets will respond differently to the uptick in prices. Whether the increases will cause residents to pack up and head for the suburbs is still too early to tell, said Bob Neal, senior economist with the Institutions of Higher Learning University Research Center.