It’s Pedal To The Metal For Transportation Fixes In Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi legislature is putting the pedal to the metal in search of funding fixes for the Magnolia State’s crumbling bridge and highway infrastructure. The Mississippi House tried to get measures passed and approved at the end of last year and failed. Now they seem to be picking right up where they left off in the new legislative session which began last week. Some issues were already debated and passed last week on the House floor while speaker Philip Gunn told business leaders that the House is wasting no time to take action on roads and bridges. Proposals include $50 million in bonds and redirecting 50 percent of the growth in years the economy grows by more than 2 percent. Another would devote a portion of voluntary online sales tax collections to roads and bridges, an idea supported by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.


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