Canton wants to annex Nissan plant

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city of Canton against Nissan of North America Inc.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that the attorney general’s office says in its motion that state law prohibiting Canton from annexing the nearby Nissan plant does not violate the state constitution.

No hearing date has been set for the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Jackson.

Canton is asking the court to decide whether a state law can prohibit the municipality from annexing an area. City leaders also want to know if they are bound by an agreement signed by a previous administration.

Nissan pays a fee to the Canton school district and to Madison County in lieu of taxes.