Mississippi transportation maintenance plan
Mississippi residents could vote on a state lawmaker’s plan that would raise taxes and fees to pay for renovations to roads and bridges.
On Monday, Mississippi Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall announced the bill Republican State Senator Dean Kirby plans to introduce next year. Kirby’s plan is in draft phase and includes a statewide referendum up to $150 annual fees on electric and hybrid cars and adding roughly 1.5 cents to Mississippi’s fuel tax of 18.4 cents a gallon.
Kirby hasn’t run his plan by others in the Republican Senate leadership, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who has been opposed to any tax increase for roads and bridges.