Jackson County Jail Hot Mess Threatens To Get Even More Expensive

Here's a benchmark to see if the new legislature will ruin their reputation by way of a longstanding disaster and record of mismanagement . . .

"The legislature must either lock in the price before its deadline, build a smaller jail or ask voters to approve a tax to cover higher costs."

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If Jackson County legislators don't act today, the new jail price will spike by millions

The Jackson County Legislature has to act on funding a new jail on Monday to lock in the price at $301 million. If legislators fail to approve the plan, the county faces a "significant cost increase," said County Administrator Troy Schulte.