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CONSIDER THIS: Special Legislative Session

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Governor Bryant has called for a special session next month, but he hasn’t the agenda. One item that should be near the top of the list is funding for road and infrastructure improvement.

Mississippi’s roads and bridges are aging, many unsafe for passage and the situation will only get worse, and more expensive if the issues are not addressed soon.

Leaders need to be open to options. Whether it is increasing the gas tax, collecting taxes on internet sales or some other funding formula, it will take money to fix the problem. I’m sure most of us don’t want to pay more taxes, but I also don’t want to drive on terrible roads or cross bridges that should be closed.  

And guess what? Neither do businesses that are considering located a new facility in our state.

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It costs around $100,000 each day to hold a special session. That’s a lot of money. If we are going to pay for a special session, we should demand results instead of in-fighting between the House, Senate and state officers.

Tell your representatives when the special session is over you expect them to resolve the transportation issue and provide the funding necessary to fix our roads and bridges. 

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