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BILL CRAWFORD — Special session puts Band-Aid on state road and bridge sores

BILL CRAWFORD Was that a kinder, gentler Tate Reeves emerging from the recently concluded special session of the Mississippi Legislature? Reeves said the public should note the session’s bipartisan goodwill, wrote the AP’s Emily Wagster Pettus in a wrap-up story last week. Goodwill between the House and Senate much less bipartisan goodwill have not been at the forefront of Reeves’ ...

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Transport funding bill going to governor; lottery unfinished

Mississippi lawmakers have agreed on a transportation funding plan that would give cities and counties some of the sales tax money the state collects from people shopping online. House members Monday accepted changes that senators made in the bill,known as the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2018. It goes to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who signals that he’ll sign it. ...

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Mississippi governor calls special session on transportation

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday issued the official document to call lawmakers into special session Thursday to discuss more money for roads and bridges. The plan outlined by the Republican governor includes diverting some taxes on internet sales to cities and counties, creating a state lottery, using proceeds from a tax on sports betting and borrowing up to $300 ...

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Mississippi Senate leader signals deal likely on road money

Tate Reeves Mississippi’s lieutenant governor says he’s ready to accept most transportation funding proposals championed by leaders of the state House. That makes an agreement more likely during a special session. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves tells reporters Monday that any package of legislation is likely to include transferring some taxes on internet sales to cities and counties, plus using ...

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Reeves, transport director differ over highway communication

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that a state agency director is backing off of accusations that Reeves and his staff used political pressure to push a highway project near his home. However, a letter from Department of Transportation director Melinda McGrath said Reeves’ staff took the “highly unusual step” of communicating directly with utility providers about the project. ...

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Reeves says he’s not to blame for planned road near his home

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he did not pressure the Mississippi Department of Transportation to build a $2 million road near his gated neighborhood. Reeves said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall, who is also an elected Republican, pushed for the proposed frontage road. The short segment would run next to Mississippi Highway 25, also known as Lakeland ...

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