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Mississippi Business Journal – State leaders ponder roads and bridges funding

According to the Mississippi Business Journal are open to increased funding for the states transportation infrastructure, but exactly where that money comes from remains an issue. Governor Phil Bryant and House Speaker Philip Gunn told the Mississippi Economic Council that they support efforts to increase funding for roads and bridges, but that raising taxes and…
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MPB: State’s Dilapidated Infrastructure Topic at MEC Capitol Day

Members of the Mississippi Economic Council are meeting with lawmakers urging them to provide much needed funding for Mississippi's roads and bridges. Republican Speaker of the House Philip Gunn told MPB he is committed to finding a solution, but raising taxes and fees requires a super majority of votes in the House. Leaders in the…
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Jackson Free Press – Can the State Afford to Wait on Trump?

Earlier this month, The Jackson Free Press noted that prominent Mississippi lawmakers now believe that waiting for Donald Trump to pass a national infrastructure bill may not be the silver bullet for Mississippi's infrastructure needs.   According to the Free Press, "How federal infrastructure funding could help Mississippi is not clear, never mind the plan itself, and lawmakers…
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