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Roads: What’s left to study?

House Speaker Philip Gunn says he wants an independent study done before pushing for a comprehensive, long-term plan to fund road and bridge repairs. I’ll volunteer to do the study. And it won’t take six months — and several high-paid consultants — to produce the results. (more…)
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Gunn touts internet tax for road funding

JACKSON - House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said recently the only revenue available during the 2017 session to address the state’s road and bridge needs comes from a bill that tries to force internet companies to collect for the state the 7 percent tax on retail items. (more…)
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Funding for Roads and Bridges: Why is it important to taxpayers?

JACKSON, MISS. - Today’s underfunding of Mississippi’s transportation system is leading to the crumbling of the state’s roads and bridges. This is no longer only a road and bridge problem but an issue affecting economic development and community growth throughout the state. (more…)
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Mississippi road improvements too important to ignore

Whether you are driving along the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast at sunset, through our piney woods or Delta fields on a winter morning, or cruising up and down Northeast Mississippi’s hills, increasingly you can see — and feel — the roads deteriorating beneath you. (more…)
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