Charles Busby

Proposal to raise gas prices by 12 cents

Mississippi lawmakers could cut income taxes in exchange for higher fuel taxes to raise money for roads and bridges. House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby, a Pascagoula Republican, says House leaders are considering a plan to phase out Mississippi’s four…

Legislators To Work On Road Funding

State lawmakers will head back to Jackson in less than a month to finish the state budget. Their work will include funding the Mississippi Department of Transportation. M-DOT's commissioner says our roads and bridges are crumbling and has projected it…

Funding Infrastructure to Top 2017 Legislative Session Agenda

Mississippi's infrastructure is crumbling and lawmakers are trying to figure out how to fix it. In South Mississippi, many of our roads had to be redone after Katrina, but that's not the case statewide. This summer, legislators toured the state…

Lawmakers Tour Roads & Bridges With MDOT

We're months away from the 2017 legislative session, but this week Mississippi lawmakers toured the state looking at what legislators continue to say is one of the state's biggest issues infrastructure. Of those inspecting our roads and bridges with MDOT…

No Changes To MAEP This Year

As the school year comes to a close, administrators are already looking toward next year, but more money is not something they’ll take into account when creating a budget. After a failed Initiative 42 brought much attention to fully funding…