Special session expected to begin August 23rd
Governor Phil Bryant will call lawmakers into a two day special-session to discuss a significant increase in spending on roads and bridges.
Don’t worry, fuel taxes won’t be increasing. Governor Bryant, House Speaker Philip Gunn, and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves have thought of a few ways to fund the improvements, like diverting taxes on internet sales, creating a state lottery, or earmark proceeds from taxes on sports betting.
The two day session will begin August 23rd. The proposal would seek $640 million of increased spending over a three year period.