Possible Gas Hike For Road Repairs
Today the State Senate Transportation Committee will consider whether to increase Mississippi’s gasoline tax and put additional registration fees on vehicles to help pay for highway and bridge repairs. The proposed bill would generate about $441 million dollars a year for state roads. While the bill is up for debate today, it’s unclear whether the plan will gain widespread support. The last time a major increase in funding for transportation repairs was approved was in 1987.