Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session to begin this Thursday. Lawmakers will address infrastructure repairs and maintenance, along with the allocation of BP money, according to the governor’s call.
“We will be able to add roughly $200 million into roads and bridges in the state of Mississippi,” said Gov. Bryant. “It will start the first year of 2019 and go into $260 million that will grow after that, so you will eventually reach the $300 million, but in the first three years of this plan, we have put over $600 million into roads and bridges in the state of Mississippi without raising taxes.”
Where will the money come from? Dr. Jameson Taylor, Vice President for Policy at Mississippi Center for Public Policy, provides a preview of the special session.