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Top Mississippi lawmakers at odds over increasing gas tax

Mississippi House leaders are proposing a new long-term plan to put hundreds of millions of more dollars into transportation, days after Gov. Phil Bryant ordered more than 100 locally maintained bridges to be closed because they are in dangerous condition. However, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who keeps tight control over the Senate, is knocking down a significant part of the ...

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Gas tax might not be unpopular for roads, bridges

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal JACKSON – A recent Millsaps poll rejecting the idea of increasing the gasoline tax might not mean Mississippians oppose a tax increase for road and bridge needs, one of the poll’s sponsors and a leading advocate for spending more on transportation both agree. As a matter of fact, the Mississippi Economic Council cites four ...

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