$950M More For Mississippi Roads And Bridges

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JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi State Senate yesterday approved Senate Bill 3046, which would divert $800 million of existing revenue and borrow up to $150 million for roads and bridges over the next six years. The House has proposed other infrastructure remedies and plans would have to be reconciled before they could go to Governor Phil Bryant for approval. Both Republican-controlled chambers have avoided increasing fuel taxes and both the House and Senate have focused on assistance to cities and counties at the possible expense of the state Department of Transportation. The state has customarily given $20 million a year for bridge replacements but approved no money last year and hasn’t yet approved spending this year.



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