Proposals To Fund State Infrastructure
Mississippi house leaders are proposing new ideas to fund highways and bridges throughout the state.
One is to let cities and counties set a local option fuel tax, if residents approve.
Some legislators also hope to consider a multi-year transportation funding plan.
The new house proposal includes 100 million dollars in bonds for roads and bridges in areas with casinos using casino revenue to pay the debt.
The house is also reviving a proposal to take online sales taxes that some companies already collect voluntarily and use part of it for transportation.
That measure was blocked by lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves in the regular session.
Legislators begin a special session on June fifth to finish the state budget.